It’s Louise’s voice alone Drieux, a professional in animal handling, that the two work horses Ardennes respond. They are trained to extract cut timber from the forest. Logging at horse is an ancestral technique, and above all respectful of the environment, which seduced the agglomeration of Beauvaisis (Oise), owner of 43 hectares of Bois Burn.
“Unlike motorized vehicles, there is little CO2 production. You should know that forest soils are very fragile, and when forestry machines pass successively over the plot, they greatly degrade the soil “, explains Julien Debièvre, head of the natural heritage department of the agglomeration of Beauvaisis. The objective is to thin the forest of a few trees to allow the most beautiful to develop. The wood pulled by the horses will then be sent to two sawmills in the Oise.
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