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If technology doesn't cut it, horses have a niche role to play in timber extraction

I am standing in a plantation of yield class 18-20 Sitka spruce planted a little over 20 years ago and considering the owner's options.

It's a fine stand of timber on a good, stable site with adequate access but it is not a feasible option to thin conventionally using a mechanised harvester because the site is simply too steep.

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