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                         South Texas Land Clearing Services

      Over 75 years combined experience in the land clearing industry.


WHAT WE DO:
Cedar Beetle, Inc. is a family owned and operated corporation based in South Texas. We specialize in right of way clearing and maintenance. We have successfully completed large projects for service providers, general contractors, utility companies, oil companies and land owners


SERVICES:
Right Of Way Clearing - Mulching, Grubbing
Right Of Way Maintenance - Tree Trimming, Mulching, Mowing, Herbicide Spraying
Earth Work and Site Prep
Concrete Work, Gates, Gaps, Fencing
Road Construction, Road Reclamation and Road Repair

EQUIPMENT:
Mulchers, Dozers, Trackhoes, Excavators, Scrapers, Motor Graders, Rock Crushers,Tub Grinders, Chippers, Bat Wing Mowers, Forestry Bucket Trucks, Wheeled Loaders, Backhoes, Skid Steers, Etc.
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Increase property value

Immediate use of land

Most environment friendly land clearing method

Brush Beetle offers services to a wide client base ranging from individual land owners to commercial developers and general contractors.

South Texas Land Clearing and Right of Way Clearing is our Specialty.

*We are fully insured, dependable professionals.





Ranchers consider Mesquite trees a noxious weed, whose thorns injure cattle, horses and cowhands. Worst of all, its extensive root system uses more than its fair share of water, which otherwise could grow cattle-nourishing grasses.

The ubiquitous mesquite has invaded over one-third of the land area of the state; that is, on more than 56 million of Texas’ 167.5 million acres of land, from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, across Central and North Central Texas, and into much of West Texas. Mesquite grows in all regions of the state except the East Texas Piney Woods. Of all the mesquite in the United States, 76 percent grows in Texas.

Our brush clearing and land clearing services are available in and around Uvalde, Batesville, Brackettville, Del Rio, Crystal City, Catarina, Encinal, Alice, San Antonio, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Freer, Hebbronville, Laredo, McAllen, Premont, Falfurrias, Raymondville, Victoria, Goliad, Kenedy, Karnes City, Charlotte, Dilley, Pearsall, Fowlerton, Cotulla, San Diego, Three Rivers, George West, Beeville, Mathis, Sinton, Odem, Skidmore, Refugio, Woodsboro, Gregory, Portland and many other areas. We will travel anywhere in Texas depending on the size of the job.


Today’s South Texas ranchers are still waging the long-running “Great Mesquite Wars” using a formidable array of weapons to clear land: diesel oil, bulldozers dragging heavy chains, chemical sprays, prescribed burns and root plowing. Some win occasional costly battles. Overall, though, the mesquite is still winning the war.

Historians believe that mesquite was originally limited to extreme South Texas and spread north only after the Civil War when cattle drives became frequent. Cattle eat mesquite beans when grass is not plentiful. The bean’s husks are so hard that about 50 percent of them travel through cattle’s digestive systems unscathed, to be deposited on the ground with a large helping of natural fertilizer. The historians figured that cattle distributed seeds along the trails as they went north.

The primary reasons for the density increase seem to be: Control of prairie fires: When unchecked, naturally occurring prairie fires kept mesquite in check. Control of fires as settlers populated the prairies allowed mesquites to grow at will.

Overgrazing: Whether done by cattle, sheep or goats, overgrazing strips native grasses from the land, leaving it bare and open to mesquite invasion.

Mesquite Survival Tactics

Mesquite has several characteristics that help it survive. 

• It adapts to almost any soil that is not soggy. Sharp, tough-as-nails thorns, up to two inches long, emerge from the base of the leaf stems

• Mesquite beans can lie dormant for many years—some say up to 40 years—waiting for the right conditions for sprouting.

• Taproots of mesquite are legendary, growing seemingly as deep as needed to reach the water table—often 25 to 65 feet in length. In Texas Highways magazine in 1979, Steve Wilson, then director of the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, Oklahoma, reported some mesquite taproots a phenomenal 175 feet long. By contrast, the taproots of most large Texas hardwoods, such as oaks and hickories, reach a maximum of three to seven feet. The longleaf pine, an exceptionally long-rooted tree, has a taproot of only 12 to 15 feet. The mesquite’s lateral roots may fan out up to 50 feet in all directions.

Most of Texas’ deciduous trees produce new leaves in late March or early April, putting them at risk of being nipped by a late freeze. The mesquite is one of the last trees to leaf out, usually in May, and therefore is rarely hurt by spring cold snaps.

We can clear mesquite and brush in the following counties: Zavala County, Dimmit County, Frio County, Atascosa County, Karnes County, McMullen County, Live Oak County, Jim Wells County, Duval County, Webb County, Kleberg County, Brooks County, Jim Hogg County, Kenedy County, Zapata County, Brooks County, Nueces County, Kleberg County, San Patricio County, Bee County, LaSalle County, Bexar County, Wilson County, Bee County, Refugio County, Goliad County, Dewitt County, Victoria County, Calhoun County, Jackson County, Lavaca County, Gonzales County, Brooks County,Kinney County, Uvalde County, Maverick County and Edwards County.

Our brush clearing and land clearing services are available in and around Uvalde, Batesville, Brackettville, Del Rio, Crystal City, Catarina, Encinal, Alice, San Antonio, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Freer, Hebbronville, Laredo, McAllen, Premont, Falfurrias, Raymondville, Victoria, Goliad, Kenedy, Karnes City, Charlotte, Dilley, Pearsall, Fowlerton, Cotulla, San Diego, Three Rivers, George West, Beeville, Mathis, Sinton, Odem, Skidmore, Refugio, Woodsboro, Gregory, Portland and many other areas. We will travel anywhere in Texas depending on the size of the job.

The American Hardwood Association classifies Mesquite as REPLENISHABLE.

Texas Mesquite is in direct competition with grazing cattle lands because it out grows grazing grasses. Clearing brush is a priority for land management in Texas. For years ranchers have burned and battled "the encroachment" of Mesquite and prickly pear.

South Texas Brush Clearing, south Texas land clearing and south Texas right of way clearing is our specialty. Brush mulching and chipping is the fastest and most cost effective method for clearing trees and brush in south Texas. Mesquite chipping and haul off is also the most enviornment friendly option. Brush Beetle provides brush clearing, mequite tree chipping and land clearing services that require no burning throughout south Texas including the following south Texas counties and beyond: Kinney County, Uvalde County, Maverick County, Edwards County, Zavala County, Dimmit County, Frio County, Atascosa County, Karnes County, McMullen County, Live Oak County, Jim Wells County, Duval County, Webb County, Kleberg County, Brooks County, Jim Hogg County, Kenedy County, Zapata County, Brooks County and many more. Our brush clearing and land clearing services are available in and around Uvalde, Batesville, Brackettville, Del Rio, Crystal City, Catarina, Encinal, Alice, San Antonio, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Freer, Hebbronville, Laredo, McAllen, Premont, Falfurrias, Raymondville, Victoria and many other areas.     


Brush clearing in south Texas is our specialty. We will clear white brush, cactus, prickly pear and huisache. Brush Beetle’s brush mulching process is the best technique you’ll find for clearing brush and land in south Texas. No burning necessary. Our brush mulchers are the fastest and most cost-effective method for brush clearing and land clearing. We can remove large trees and brush without damaging valuable trees and the ground, leaving land with a smooth surface. Contact Us for a free price quote. Our light-weight but powerful FORESTRY MULCHERS can often cover twice as much ground as traditional machines such as bulldozers in the same amount of time, grinding all unwanted trees and brush into mulch. With top-of-the-line equipment and over 30 years of experience, we clear land quickly and leave property with a manicured look. Our forestry mulchers selectively remove unwanted brush without damaging valuable trees.  More traditional methods of land clearing, such as bulldozing, often result in problems for the land-owner, including expensive material haul-off, unsafe site burns, and damage to the ground and desirable trees. Our forestry mulcher’s size and maneuverability are unmatched in the land and brush clearing industry.


Our brush mulching machines and chippers will devour trees and brush up to 36 inches in diameter. Stumps are cut to ground level, leaving land with a smooth terrain that can be driven on by trucks and equipment immediately after land clearing. The mulch left behind will hold soil in place during heavy rains preventing soil erosion and creates ground cover. The blanket of mulch also retains moisture and improves soil quality, promoting the germination of native grass seed.

Our machines can clear cut right of ways and large areas very quickly. Contact us for all of your south Texas brush clearing and south Texas land clearing needs. We work in and around the following areas: Kinney County, Uvalde County, Maverick County, Edwards County, Zavala County, Dimmit County, Frio County, Atascosa County, Karnes County, McMullen County, Live Oak County, Jim Wells County, Duval County, Webb County, Kleberg County, Brooks County, Jim Hogg County, Kenedy County, Zapata County, Brooks County and many more. Our brush clearing and land clearing services are available in and around Uvalde, Batesville, Brackettville, Del Rio, Crystal City, Catarina, Encinal, Alice, San Antonio, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Freer, Hebbronville, Laredo, McAllen, Premont, Falfurrias, Raymondville, Victoria and many other areas. We will travel anywhere in Texas depending on the size of the job.

SOUTH TEXAS RANCH ROAD CONSTRUCTION

South Texas Brush Beetle owner, Trey Bader, is a third generation Texas road construction contractor with over 75 years of combined experience on his workfore.  

To build durable, all-weather roads we use: a state of the art rock crusher, dozers, dump trucks, maintainers, box blades and other road construction equipment.

We use the FAE Rock Crusher for maintenance work on existing ranch roads and making new roads in undeveloped areas where access has been limited or unavailable. These machines create smoother and more durable crushed rock roads at a much lower cost than traditional methods. Our rock crusher is powerful enough to turn the hardest rocks, up to 22" in diameter, into a powder-like base that is ideal for crushed rock roads. We provide all weather road construction services for crushed base roads, asphalt paving and chip-seal paving. We have built:
RANCH ROADS, ALL WEATHER ROADS, SUBDIVISION ROADS, COUNTY ROADS, PRIVATE ROADS (INCLUDING DRIVE WAYS & PARKING LOTS) & OIL FIELD ROADS

SERVICES INCLUDE:
CRUSHED ROCK BASE, ASPHALT PAVING, CHIP SEAL PAVING, DOZING, RIGHT OF WAY CLEARING


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