We provide orchard topping services for a variety of crops including Almonds, Apricots, Cherries, Citrus, Olives Pistachios, and Pomegranates. Topping is the process by which we remove the tops of the trees lowering their height. By doing so, we increase the amount of sunlight reaching the orchard floor, making hand harvesting more cost effective by lowering the height of the fruit. This process significantly lowers hand pruning costs as well. We have to ability to top as low as 2 feet and as high as 20 feet.
We provide orchard hedging services for a variety of crops including Almonds, Apricots, Cherries, Citrus, Olives Pistachios, and Pomegranates. Hedging is the process by which we open the drive row center of the orchard. By hedging we increase the light to the orchard floor as well as air flow, speeding drying times, and reducing fungus such as bread mold. Added benefits are: equipment accessibility, operator safety, and reduced crop damage from equipment. We have the ability to dual hedge down to 30 inches in width and as wide as 12 feet at a variety of angles. Single hedging is also available.
We provide skirting services for Almonds, Citrus, and Olives. Skirting is the process by which we cut the lowest branches off the tree, increasing the clearance between the ground and the lowest branches of the tree.
We operate 2 Rears Manufacturing shredders. These are PTO driven machines suited for Citrus, Fruit, and Pistachio Shredding. The larger machine has an 8 foot shredding width, with dual belt drives, overall width of 115 inches (9’7”) and is best suited for Citrus, Stone Fruit (Apricots, Cherries , Peaches, Prunes), and Pistachios. The smaller machine has a 7 foot shredding width with a single belt drive and is ideal for high density plantings such as Olives, Pomegranates, and Vineyards with an overall width of only 101 inches (8’5”).