Low impact timber extraction

Considerable damage can be done to a woodland with heavy forestry harvesters, low loaders and the like. Where we fell trees for harvesting we will extract the timber using log arches and winches to minimise damage to the woodland floor and root systems. Using these methods of extraction also means that we can maintain reasonable tree density and a fairly close canopy woodland. This has added advantages in that wind blow is then less likely to occur as a result due to the reduced gaps in the canopy.

All these larch logs shown below were selectively felled to create space for new natural regeneration woodland and some specific re-planting. All logs were extracted with minimal impact using a log arch including the wind blown red oak.