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Horses help out in wood.

A PAIR of helpful heavy horses lent a hoof to council workers as they improved a park in Solihull.

The two animals, from Childer Wood Heavy Horse Centre, removed 15 trees from Dorridge Wood to improve the site for wildlife and park visitors.

The traditional method of logging dates back hundred of years and is still used in wooded areas where access by vehicles is not possible.

The removed wood was recycled into planks onsite.

It will be used to make a set of bird boxes by youngsters at Dorridge Scout Group, along with edging for the park's paths.

The historic woodlands date back to 1888.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 31, 2010
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