Logging the Old-fashioned Way
Each year rangers identify hazard trees that need to be removed in order to keep our park safer and healthier. This year we took the old-fashioned approach with the help of two teams of draft horses from Mill Creek Carriages of Aumsville, OR. Even though the horses are moving logs weighing over a ton, they can maneuver around other vegetation better than an excavator. Some trees were left for habitat while the ones pulled out by the horses will be milled to repair and build structures in not only Silver Falls State Park but other Oregon State Parks as well.
And it’s always nice to see our heritage brought back to life here at Silver Falls!