Sustainable Logging With Draft Animals

Sustainable logging of small and/or inaccessible woodlots using draft animals is often cheaper, easier, and less damaging to the land.



143 sustainable logging - horse
Draft animals allow for more sustainable logging practices as they make it possible to log selectively instead of clearcutting an area.
PHOTO: FRED ADAMS, DMV
143 sustainable logging - ox team, northeast
Due mostly to differences in terrain, climate and cultural development, various parts of the country favor different draft animals. Sustainable Loggers in the northeast prefer oxen.
DREW CONROY
143 sustainable logging - mules
On level ground, a horse, mule or ox can consistently pull a load of its own weight (though some pull twice that for short stances).
DREW CONROY
143 sustainable logging - tall oxen
Buying a team doesn't require pledging your soul to a banker, as does mechanized equipment.
DREW CONROY
143 sustainable logging - ox
Draft animals are cheaper than machinery, and easier to maintain.
FRED ADAMS, DMV
143 logging - mule team, southern
Loggers in the south favor mules.
FRED ADAMS, DMV











Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.