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See horse-logging in action at CERN

CERN and the Office National des Forêts invite you to visit a forest worksite and discover the technique of horse logging

Two horses

Logging with horses in CERN woods. (Image : CERN)

The CERN site covers 625 hectares, of which around 90 are forest land, mainly situated in France. These forests are managed by the French National Forestry Office (ONF), which carries out regular work, such as thinning out young shoots, selecting the most vigorous trees and felling mature trees for timber.

For the removal of fallen trees, CERN and the ONF have chosen in recent years to use the technique of horse logging. This alternative method is considered more respectful of forest environments.

From 5 to 20 November, logging work with horses will take place on two of CERN’s wooded plots. To encourage you to discover this technique, the ONF and CERN invite you to take a tour of the site with a forest technician.

Tours in French.
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