Horse Logging

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Horse Logging

Horse Logging

Redwood offer first-class Horse Logging services. Horse logging is the process of logging with the use of large draft horses. The process offers an efficient and flexible approach to timber extraction whilst practicing both traditional and modern methods and equipment.

Down by the River Wey

In March 2009 Redwood Tree Services Ltd were contracted in by G.B.C to clear scrub,over-hanging branches and fallen trees from along side the River Wey so that the fields along side the river could be brought back into use for cattle grazing, we were to extract all the waste with our Valtra forestry tractor subject to the ground conditions improving enough in June/July as these fields are designed to flood if the river was to burst its bank.

Unfortunately with the amount of snow and rain that had fallen the ground was still very soft in critical areas where access was vital for us to complete this project with our equipment,having sunk twice on the site it was time to come up with an alternative solution so liaising with the Councils Tree Officer it was decided that we were to turn to our four-legged friends the horse.

Having searched the web for Horse Logging companies Nick found a lady called Frankie Woodgate who unfortunately was already booked up and unavailable to help us with this project but was kind enough to refer us to a fellow horse logger Daniel Brown of Westcott, Dorking. A site meeting was arranged back in June and we were given the go ahead to start the extraction in July, it was decided that two teams would be used to extract the timber and brush so Dan contacted another horse logger David Botting who agreed to help with the project.

Dans horses Titan, Ti for short and for the last 2 days Prince and Dave's horse Blossom are all Suffolk Punch which are a rare breed. The work was tough and difficult but once we had found a system it worked very well indeed averaging between them 14/16 loads a day.

"F. has wished me to write and thank you for the excellent job you and your team did last Thursday. He reached the conclusion that our back garden looked like a mini stately home after you had finished! I must admit I think it is the best work you have ever done, and has been admired by several of our friends." (Hedge trimming) - Mrs Martin, Guildford