CLOSED Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder Giveaway Model 206-cc

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Troy Bilt chipper shredder“I just have a half acre garden, I can’t justify buying my own chipper/shredder,” words spoken to my neighbor as I borrowed their Troy-Bilt chipper shredder for the 3rd time…this spring. Ok, I wasn’t counting, but apparantely he was. He was right, though, I have a lot of need for one, so shouldn’t I have my own?

As my garden grows, so does my plant editing: pruning, limbing up, and letting in more light. This weekend, I removed dozens of limbs from one of the Leyland cypress, a large water oak  limb  that was drooping and blocking my very sexy magnolia yuyuanensis. Then there was another limb that had to go because it was hiding my Marina art.

To make a long story longer, I looked around and  noted all the places it could use some machinery.

The Troy-Bilt chipper shredder would be needed here and there, and if I ever wanted to put in that vision of a mixed conifer tapestry hedge, the Leyland screen had to come out. The work involved has kept me from going forward. Now that my neighbor has gently guided me to reality, I plan to purchase my very own Troy-Bilt chipper shredder and set some projects in motion.

I can justify this. I’m all about making my gardening life as easy as possible. ~@HelenYoest Click to Tweet!


But before I buy my Troy-Bilt 206-cc Chromium Gas Wood Chipper,  I’ve teamed up with Troy-Bilt to offer YOU a chance to win one. Nice, huh?

To enter to win this Troy-Bilt Chipper/shredder just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite kind of mulch.

For bonus points, follow Gardening with Confidence® on Facebook, vanity points if you like my author’s page , and sanity points if you like my new book page. There will be more points to follow me on Twitter at @HelenYoest, and for double points, tell a friend about this giveaway. Get your entries in! Good luck. And thank you for stopping by.

Sadly, the entry is limited to United States only.

GIVEAWAY ENDS, Sunday June 8th at 6 PM.


As a member of Troy-Bilt’s Saturday 6, I have been able to try out quite a few of their products.This is a paid review for Troy-Bilt,  as part of the Saturday 6 blogger team. They have encouraged me to write an honest review of their product, be it negative or positive. ~Helen Yoest


Helen Yoest


Helen Yoest is a curious gardener – curious about plants, soil, design, and how others use these to create their gardens at home. She is also curious about what plants do for us today in the here and now, but also about their history and lore. Plants have a colorful past.

As an award winning freelance writer and garden stylist, Helen has traveled the world visiting public and private gardens so she can step into the dream that was once just an imagination. Her work has appeared in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others, including her work as the national gardening expert Helen is also the author of Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press) and Gardening with Confidence, 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity (2012, GWC Press).

Helen curates garden art, serves on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, is past Regional Representative of the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour and opens her garden annually, and is an honorary member of Pi Alpha Xi, the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. Helen lives in Raleigh, N.C., tending to her half-acre wildlife habitat, her husband, and their three beautiful children.

Visit Helen at her popular blog, Gardening With Confidence and at Plants with Benefits. Find Helen on Facebook, too.

97 responses to “CLOSED Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder Giveaway Model 206-cc”

  1. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Would love to make our own mulch! Our favorite is pine bark.

  2. HelenYoest says:

    Good stuff, Jaclyn! Wishing you luck!

  3. HelenYoest says:

    oooo learned something new today, Alondra. I’ve never heard that term, double-hammered. We call it double shredded (or triple.) Wishing you luck! (PS have come to Raleigh yet? I’d love to see you.)

  4. I need to win this bad boy! I have so many small limbs and twigs down from the resent winds this would be perfect

  5. David Stacey says:

    Hi Helen. Any Olmsted let me know about this. Thanks Amy. I could really use a chipper as I love a hardwood mulch. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. NAncy Wallace says:

    I use the leaves that fall from trees in my yard (and the neighbors’) and pine straw for a more finished look. Also had 8 pine trees taken down last spring and asked them to leave the mulch which I used to create a path around my back yard.

  7. Miranda Ward says:

    I like Shredded Bark Mulch

  8. I like double-shredded hardwood mulch. It breaks down nicely but doesn’t blow away. I lost over 12 trees and shrubs after this past harsh winter so a chainsaw is the next order of business then a new chipper would be perfect!

  9. HelenYoest says:

    Denise, I’m a chainsaw girl, too. I never thought I’d say that, b/c I have a healthy fear, but boy are hey handy. Wishing you luck in the chipper/shredder giveaway!

  10. HelenYoest says:

    Glad you stopped by, David! Wishing you luck!

  11. Jenny says:

    If you saw the pile of clippings outside the back you would know how desperate I am for one of these. Fingers crossed. Shredding would certainly speed up the composting process and put more goodness back in the garden.

  12. Lee Stadler says:

    double shredded oak, dark brown

  13. My favorite type of mulch is pine bark.

  14. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you luck, Lee!

  15. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you luck, SweetiePie!

  16. Sharon Sparks says:

    I have lots of brush and limbs from various trees on our acreage. This would come in so handy! Love pine bark mulch!

  17. Sara Harrington says:

    Helen, I’m a long-time fan, first time commentor:

    I really prefer shredded hardwood mulch — especially for pathways in the garden and erosion prone areas. Since moving to the Sandhills, we’ve primarily used pinestraw mulch becasue that’s what our yard produces.

    I’d really love to get a shredder so that I can help control the runoff that pushes pinestraw mulch away and make a more defined walkway in my garden.

  18. J says:

    I prefer shredded hardwood, but the trees around me produce plenty of pine needle mulch. I would love to make my own mulch!

  19. Shaun McCurdy says:

    Favorite mulch has to be cedar. The smell and the color make it worth the effort.

  20. Deloris Stone says:

    I use wood chips as a ground cover in my veggie garden so would love to have this to chip my own.

  21. Melissa Gould says:

    I use composted shredded leaves and plant cuttings as a mulch. We try to recycle everything in our garden. My husband runs over the leaves with the lawn mower a few times but a shredder would work so much better.

  22. Mike Bratek says:

    I like hardwood mulch myself.

  23. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you luck!

  24. HelenYoest says:

    That is a good technique as well. The chipper/shredder helps with the branches, of which there always seems to be some. Wishing you luck!

  25. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you luck!

  26. HelenYoest says:

    Love the smell too. Wishing you luck!

  27. Sheryl Wallace says:

    I’m delighted to find you today! The Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder caught my eye, and brought me to your site.
    Our family enjoyed acquiring 8 acres of hardwood forest that surrounds our home here in East TN. After harvesting most of the largest trees, we now have lots of small limbs to eliminate.
    I’ve generally used pine bark nuggets, but I’d certainly switch to hardwood mulch if I had the means!

  28. Adam Cortell says:

    My favorite mulch is the leaves people rake up and leave at the curbside in October and November. I pick them up by the truck load and mulch all around my garden. I currently have an older Craftsman chipper, but I would not recommend the design because the sloped shredder chute often gets jammed up. I shred all manner of limbs and garden debris to incorporate into my compost. Thanks for the blog post.

  29. Kelby Miller says:

    I have a ton of branches I’m clearing every year so this would help me a lot. I have always used a darker mulch for out front. For the backyard I used pine straw, leaves and grass clippings.

  30. Kelby Miller says:

    Great giveaway!

    My favorite mulch for out front is a darker mulch. For out back, I use pine straw, grass clippings and leaves.

  31. HelenYoest says:

    This one never jammed on me. I love how it feeds. Wishing you good luck!

  32. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you good luck!

  33. HelenYoest says:

    A useful tool for anyone who gardens. Wishing you luck!

  34. HelenYoest says:

    I mulch the same way, Kelby, bed dependent. Wishing you good luck!

  35. Jai Roberts says:

    I could really use one of these here in my five acre garden. I use coconut fronds for my mulch. I won your book on gardenchat and it is one of my favorite gardening books! Hope my luck holds.

  36. HelenYoest says:

    I like the idea of coconut fronds! Wishing you luck, and Jai, I’ll be hosting #gardenchat on June 23nd. I hope to see you there.

  37. Susan says:

    Pine bark and pine straw, but if I had a shredder it would be shredded leaves!

  38. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you good luck!

  39. Diane Chandler says:

    We are reclaiming our 5 acres which has become very overgrown after my husband’s near fatal illness last year. A shredder would be so much help!! Our favorite mulch has been wood and bark chips/shreds.

  40. Lauren says:

    I’m entering for my dad, who would love one!

    His favorite kind of mulch is hardwood.

  41. Ron says:

    My neighbors sold the one I borrowed from time to time so I guess I need my own now!

  42. HelenYoest says:

    Wishing you good luck!

  43. Bill says:

    Leaves for mulch & compost Leaves Free!

  44. Linda Watson says:

    Coffee grounds and tea bags, topped by newspaper and then pine straw. Helen, your new book looks fabulous!

  45. HelenYoest says:

    Thank you, Linda! Wishing you luck!

  46. HelenYoest says:

    Congratulations, Kelbly! You are the winner of the Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder Giveaway!! Helen

  47. John Buettner says:

    My gardens favorite mulch is rotted oak leaves or ground up oak leaves (I currently use the lawn mower). My favorite mulch is wood chips. With a large garden I am spreading wood chips every weekend.

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