- December 17, 2014 at 7:25 am #84386Pete JesseParticipant
Eight years ago my forester put in a nice road system during a timber harvest. I am starting to do some TSI work and found some of the roads plugged with 4-6′ tall 1″ or less in diameter hop hornbeam.
I spent some time with a chainsaw but cannot get them cut at ground level. I plan to get the horses in to pull the wood out but the stubs will create a problem for their feet.
Any suggestions on a better way to cut these off, we have a couple of inches of snow on the ground.December 19, 2014 at 6:38 am #84392Carl RussellModerator
I have used a large brusch saw, like a huge weed whacker, but you still need to cut them low.
As long as the Stubs are less than an inch high, I wouldn’t think it would be a problem for the horses…. Especially if you have snow to pack down over them when working. I have worked through areas like this many times and never have had a foot problem…. Of course you need to weigh these risks for yourself… Don’t let me ruin your horses with foolhardy advice.
It takes a lot of work to work horses….. And sometimes that means cutting a whole lot of nasty little stems. One stem at a time, and soon enough the trail will be exactly the way you want it.
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