Recycling wood for equestrian products
While we have covered the use of recycled wood and woodchip in one of our earlier post, one of the more common uses is often associated with equestrian products. How many times have you been to an equestrian event, outdoor training area, indoor training area, paddocks and gallops and seen significant amounts of woodchip?
Again, not only is this a very useful way to use recycled wood but it also offers a long-lasting and all weather surface which is very easy to maintain and very cheap. It is vital that a horse has the ability to grip onto the surface, without sliding, and the ability to push off the surface when galloping at high speeds. The fact it is also very easy to maintain and “top up” with further woodchip is also a plus point for those in the equestrian industry.
This is just one area heavily associated with recycled wood but one which we often overlook without considering the significant forestry savings it can bring as well as cost savings for those involved in the industry. As more and more forests around the world are being cut down to supply timber around the globe there is a need to recycle as much of this is possible because ultimately at the pace we are cutting down forests we are impacting upon the environment and also the rate at which new forestry is able to grow.
Written in association with Firesgalore, woodburning stoves