N.B. logger harvesting by horse

August 1, 2017

By: The Working Forest Staff

A harvester in central New Brunswick says logging with horses is serving a niche market. “I kind of saw there was a niche market for wood that you couldn’t really cut with a harvester, and there was people who really didn’t want harvester damage,” Craig Sabean says in a  CBC News story.

Sabean is the owner of Napadogan Horse Logging. With lower overhead costs than a machine-based logging operation, Sabean says he only has to put out 10 cord a week to make a decent living.

Sabean told CBC News he expects this method of harvesting wood to grow in popularity, as has already happened in Europe. “There’s more and more demand for select cutting and smaller areas being harvested,” he said.

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