Skidding

Horse skidding is a silvicultural technique that involves transporting trees from their cutting site to a deposition area using a horse.

More respectful of the grounds and less greedy in fuels, the skidding on horseback is found today in phase with the ecological concerns.

Particularly adapted to fragile natural spaces, coastal forests, peat bogs and wetlands, the horse has a low impact on the environment in which it evolves, its intervention requires few infrastructures of access or tracks, it does not cause settlement of floors and has a much better ground adhesion than the tractor. The passage of the horses respects the regeneration of the forest avoiding to destroy the rods of future and leaving a clean ground behind him.

Horses, thanks to their low lift do not tamp the ground;
Horses do not get bogged down, they can cross rivers and embankments;
The horses, preserving the young planes, contribute to the natural regeneration of the forest flora;
Horses do not need paths. They pass in small paths and in narrow fir stands;
Horses can work in difficult terrain.
Horses can work in wet areas without risk of stagnation or rutting;
Horses do not emit pollutants and do not produce noise. No risk of hydrocarbon leaks or lubricants, polluting the soil and water courses.
Horses do not emit pollutants and do not produce noise. No risk of hydrocarbon leaks or lubricants, polluting the soil and water courses.

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