Diego de la Vega wrote:
Does anyone know how bad potassium nitrate is? Potassium and nitrogen are naturally occurring elements and both are necessary for plant and human life. I am just not sure what to do and do not want there to be any long term effects.
Rufus Laggren wrote:> driveway
How deep/wide? The dozer might not affect much more area than it takes to get in and get out - just about the right width for a drive. It will also (potentially) leave you with a completed driveway, especially if you arrange to have any gravel or other needed enhancements delivered head of time. I've never heard of trees dying off next to a new driveway; then there's the future material delivery trucks and concrete trucks and such. IOW, the dozer's weight may not really impact things that much considering...
However, if you're really sure about the two months to chemically decompose, why that's practically instantaneous in the great scheme of things! But that time line sounds a bit optimistic... How did you arrive at the two months figure?
Rich Pasto wrote:dude if you are cutting a driveway an operator can do it without going more than a few feet off the road. Ive cut many roads through the woods from New york to hawaii without a 'large area of effect'.
the lowest impact method is to fell the trees but leave a high enough stump to wrap a chain or rigging around. Then pull that sucker out with a D6 dozer.
the shoulder of your driveway will recover quickly if you grade it out and seed it. maybe some nice clover, wildflowers and yarrows