Would a small chipper/ shredder be good for us?
Hi, I hope this forum is the right place to ask about smaller chippers. I have seen a lot of info in my search of garden web on bigger or repair help on chippers.
Here is our situation. We have a 2.3 acre yard with a bunch of trees. Most of them are pine, maple, and oak trees. Our sticks are piling up. Most are less than an inch in diameter, but we get so many. Right now we don't do anything, but pile them and have someone come pick them up once a month.
For cost and environmental reasons, I do not necessarily like this solution. My husband and I have been thinking that buying a chipper, preferably under $1,000 might be a good solution. I have been thinking of a Troy Built, Craftsman, or something along those lines (mainly because they are in my price range). I have a ton of gardens that I would love wood mulch for- would any chippers help me make usable mulch?
BTW We have a Craftsman Garden Tractor with a hitch- I am not sure if you can hook a chipper up to it.
Thank you so much for your help.