From Forests to Gardens: The Mighty Woodchipper – Australia’s Best Chipping Revolution!

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Welcome to a world where Mother Nature and technology come together to create something extraordinary – the Woodchipper! Hailing from humble beginnings, woodchippers have carved a significant niche in Australian culture and landscapes. Today, we delve into the fascinating history of woodchippers Down Under, exploring their uses and the countless benefits they bring to our environment.

The Roots of the Woodchipper in Australia

The woodchipper’s journey in Australia began in the early 1900s when the timber industry saw an emerging need for a more efficient way to process wood waste. The first woodchipper was a basic machine that could shred wood into small chips, making it easier to transport and utilize waste wood. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that woodchippers saw widespread adoption in Australia.

Vintage Woodchipper Australian blog

From Logging to Landscaping: Versatile Uses of Woodchippers

Over the years, woodchippers have evolved into versatile machines with applications spanning various industries. Initially, these machines were primarily used in logging operations to manage and dispose of timber waste. As environmental concerns grew, woodchippers found their way into the heart of sustainable practices.

Today, woodchippers play a pivotal role in the landscaping and gardening sectors. Whether you are a professional landscaper, Property owner or DIY enthusiast, woodchippers provide the means to recycle organic waste, turning branches, twigs, and tree trimmings into valuable wood chips. These wood chips, in turn, can be used as mulch to enrich soil quality, control weed growth, and conserve water in gardens and parks.

Woodland Mills Wc88 Woodchipper in use

The Green Benefits of Woodchippers

Eco-Friendly Waste Management: Woodchippers significantly reduce the carbon footprint by preventing wood waste from ending up in landfills. Instead, the chipped material can be used as organic matter to enrich soil, promoting healthier ecosystems.

Sustainable Landscaping: Woodchippers enable the recycling of garden, windfall & yard waste, contributing to sustainable landscaping practices. The chipped material acts as a natural ground cover, minimizing the need for chemical herbicides and pesticides.

Water Conservation: Mulching with wood chips helps retain soil moisture, reducing the frequency of irrigation and conserving water resources.

Aesthetic Appeal: Wood chips provide an attractive natural covering for gardens and pathways, enhancing the visual appeal of outdoor spaces.

Valuable Wood Chips

Choosing the Right PTO Woodchipper for Your Tractor

Selecting the best woodchipper in Australia for your needs can be an exciting yet daunting adventure. Consider factors such as the chipper’s capacity, Horsepower Available see the table below for Old Talgai’s Recommendations for Woodland Mills™ PTO Woodchippers in Australia.

Old Talgai PTO woodchipper Tractor Recommendations

Already have a Woodland Mills Woodchipper? Check out these handy tips on Blade Sharpening and Bed Knife Adjustments!

Depot Collection Freight Costs

See list below for Depot Collection freight prices. Don’t see your closest local depot? Want a D2D freight quote? Please contact us via phone or our contact form HERE and one of our team members will help you out.

Wc46 Woodchipper Freight Prices
Wc68 Woodchipper Freight Prices
WC88 Woodchipper Freight Prices


The woodchipper has undoubtedly made its mark as a green revolution in Australia. From the logging industry to sustainable gardening practices, these powerful machines have proven their worth in promoting eco-friendly waste management and sustainable living. As we strive to protect and preserve our environment, embracing the woodchipper’s potential is a small yet significant step towards creating a greener and more beautiful Australia.

So, whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, a landscaping professional, or a nature lover at heart, join the woodchipper movement and embrace the beauty of sustainability!

Visit to explore a range of top-quality woodchippers that will make you fall in love with nature’s true potential. Together, let’s pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future!

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