A horse named Blue has been recruited to remove timber from Guisborough Forest in North Yorkshire, reviving a tradition of horse logging that dates back centuries. Using a horse rather than a tractor causes less damage to the forest floor. The sycamore logs will be sold locally as firewood.
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