It's official! Stryker Forest Products is now on the Invasive Species First Detector Strike Force. We have recently completed training at Rutgers on how to monitor High Risk Pests. We are now better trained to keep an eye out for invasive species of plant and insects and to secure them for sampling.
You may or may not have noticed that the Ash (Fraxinus) has been in decline for the last 20+ years. A few of the identifiers are crown die back, witches brooms at the base of the tree, (see picture) suppressed saplings and generally sick looking trees. Now on top of that there is the Emerald Ash bore otherwise known as EAB. Although this little creature has not been seen here in New Jersey, yet it is all around us. For more information on these and other tree killers visit http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/howtos/ht_ash/ht_ash.htm
At Stryker Forest Products we strive to keep up with the latest in equipment and technologies. We come up with our own ideas for innovating our equipment lineup.
The New Forestry Mower with its Fecon head enables us to be more dynamic in our forestry mowing. By using the new technologies that Fecon has introduced including variable displacement hydraulic motor and offset cutter holders we are able to improve mulching with our mower and gain better production. The New Forestry Mower allows us to optimize our performance in the field.
The Excavator / Forwarder is our own concept. By using a traditional mid-size excavator with a log grapple combined with a light weight forwarder trailer we are able to replicate the Scandinavian methods of timber harvesting. These methods have proven to be low impact and environmentally friendly when harvesting smaller sized timber. Use of our Excavator / Forwarder machine is appropriate when you want to minimize negative impact on the forest floor. We have also added a forestry mower to our mid-sized Excavator for mowing sensitive sites as well as rough terrain.