Traditional horse logging event comes to Ellesmere Port

7 December 2015

Residents will be able to see how logs used to be transported by horse - at an event in Stanney Woods, Ellesmere Port.
 
The Horse Logging event is to be hosted by The Earth Skills Project (TESP) in association with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Shire X Logging.
 
The logging event will take place at Stanney Woods, Ellesmere Port on December 14 between 10am and 3pm.
 
Horse logging is a low impact, age old traditional way of removing a wide range of timber from small and difficult to access areas using a horse, with minimal damage to the surrounding woodland.
 
The logs that are being removed from Stanney Woods are from trees that were recently cut down by Cheshire West and Chester Council as part of their woodland management programme to maintain the health and diversity of the woodland.
 
They will be used by TESP, a community interest company, to build two play areas, one at Acresfield Primary School in Upton, Chester and the other at Hooton Village Hall.
 
Local Whitby ward Councillor Karen Shore said: “Anyone who wants to watch this interesting traditional process is welcome to come along. You will be able to watch the art of horse logging and have the opportunity to ask questions about this method of transportation.” The main car park will be closed for the duration of the day to enable operations to run smoothly and the Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
For more information call The Earth Skills Project on 07580293231 or email info@tesp.org.uk.

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