The area we were working in has a shallow slope at the bottom, getting progressively steep further up the bank, to get the timber out we used our tractor to winch the lengths down onto the gentler slopes. we then cut it into 3 metre lengths and put it in small stacks so that Nathan of 'Home Forestry' could load them on to his 8 wheel drive 'Alstor' and stack them at the bottom of the hill in a big stack.
The timber will be sold as firewood, it takes a lot of time and effort keeping people warm!
|National Trust tractor wiching off the steeper slopes|
|Full load on the Alstor|
|Stacking up nicely|