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Third Branch Horse Logging Finds Niche for Low-Impact, Sustainable Horse Logging in Vermont

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Brad Johnson would like to see wood products valued for the stand that’s left behind in the forest, not just the dollar value of the wood removed.

“The lumber industry is sort of where the food industry was in the seventies in terms of connecting the end product back to the land,” said Johnson, co-owner of Third Branch Horse Logging in Braintree, Vermont. “People are just beginning to understand that sustainability is not only about where your wood comes from, but also how it’s harvested.

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