Organic Options that are Nutrient Rich

Mulch & Ground Covers

Forest Floor is a division of Maltby Company that began recycling tree logs, limbs and branches into mulch long before recycling became essential in environmental protection.  During the early years our saw mill recycled lumber from tree removals and land clearing to sell pallets throughout Southern MA.  We have spent years refining our processes to create high-quality mulch and ground covers that set the industry standard.

Mulching is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the health and beauty of your plants and soil. It helps prevent weeds, improves moisture retention, moderates fluctuation in soil temperature and enhances fertility.  Mulch can also provide a desirable contrast of color and texture to enhance gardens and plantings.

We offer a variety of products from completely organic leaf mulch to color-enhanced mulch and high quality topsoil and compost.

Organic Leaf Mulch

  • Naturally increases organic matter in your soil to benefit trees and plants.
  • Improves soil moisture retention, soil tilth, structure and fertility.
  • Effectively limits soil compaction

Color-Enhanced Mulch

  • Produced from high quality raw materials that are slower to decay
  • Logs are ground twice in a high speed grinder for consistent, superior results
  • Mulch is turned often to preserve quality
  • High quality dyes are used when applicable for rich, lasting color


  • Soil health is the foundation of organic lawn and plant care; compost adds vital nutrients and organisms to soil
  • Improves soil structure, increases water retention & reduces nutrient loss
  • Made on-site and tested & approved by the UMASS laboratory for proper pH and ideal balance of crucial organisms
  • Free of chemicals and safe for your family, your pets and the environment
  • Excellent for revitalizing damaged or stressed lawns

I am so impressed by you and your team! Everyone I interacted with was professional, kind, courteous & helpful. It is so rare these days that a company exceeds your expectations and you have done just that.

Our neighbors on the street were in awe of the professionalism, speed of service, politeness and great job your team did.

(Your crew) made intricate and potentially dangerous work look routine. Everyone did a great job working together and cleaning up. The neighbors are also impressed and pleased. We are all excited about the possibilities for both yards now that the trees are out. I know it was a lot of work for you to put this job together and I appreciate your patience and diplomacy in dealing with all the parties involved.

Thank you very much! You have just increased the value of my house! Kind regards!

I also wanted to express my sincere thanks to you for your attention throughout the job and to your crews for an unbelievable job. Their assessment of what to cut and when and where was so precise, I knew I had selected the best of the best. Very professional, on time and clean up was so amazing it’s like the tree was never there.

From start to finish-initial phone call through final clean-up- I was so impressed with this company. I was a little nervous watching the entire process but felt reassured by the men’s calm demeanor and confidence as they worked. They worked quickly but carefully. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maltby & Co. to anyone.

They were excellent. They were spotless. When I came home there wasn’t one piece of evidence that anyone had been there, it was neat as a pin.

Our campus is brighter and completely transformed. Because of your hard work and enthusiasm, we added 14 beautiful new trees, 13 new bushes and 125 plants. A well maintained and beautiful campus represents an important visual expression of our commitment to those we serve.

I can’t say enough about Maltby Co., and your high level of professionalism and honesty. It is refreshing nowadays to know that there are still some great businesses out there that really care about their customers.

It was clear that Maltby’s commitment to safety is thorough and sincere.

The take down of our two diseased trees was accomplished quickly and without incident and was less noisy than our neighbor’s routine lawn care. The crew left the site very neat and even swept the street!

I gained a real appreciation for what an air spade can do.

I cannot imagine anyone doing this job more competently and professionally.

I wanted to tell you that your crew was extremely professional, courteous and friendly. They went out of their way to explain what was going to happen during the day and treated me with the utmost respect. (They) worked very hard…did an outstanding job cleaning up and took every safety precaution you could think of. I was so impressed with their work!

I'm not sure if you heard from the other neighbors, but I'm writing to let you know the crew you sent and the work they did is awesome. I've nothing but praise for them and their work.

No nonsense, get it done, friendly, ass-busting. They're keepers, so take care of them!