We were delighted to welcome members of the Tamar Valley AONB this week to a horse logging demonstration, and a look at our Biomass Boiler and woodchip store. 35 visitors attended the event which discussed the use of woodland management, opportunities for use of wood fuel and the advantages of using horse logging to extract wood.
The Forestry Commission have identified 1,800 hectares of under-managed and un-utilised woodland in Cornwall alone. Most of these woodlands are small (under 5 hectares), and are on steep ground with limited access. With this in mind, Ted Coryton gave a presentation on the extent of the woodland at Pentillie, and how its management affect key business decisions.
Demonstrating horse logging with ‘Jack’
John and Freya, who have been working with their Shire horse ‘Jack’ at Six-Acre Wood for the last month, completed this insightful event with a unique demonstration of horse logging techniques. Visitors explored the advantages of this low impact method of timber extraction over conventional machine extraction which uses tractors and winches.
All in all a fantastic day for visitors considering an alternative approach to woodland and fuel management, with the sun shining gloriously throughout!