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Western Forest Products Announces Latest Plans and Progress in Ongoing Commitment to Identify and Protect Big Trees

By Babita Khunkhun
Western Forest Products
April 23, 2019
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Vancouver, BC – Big trees on the coast of British Columbia are revered for their biological and cultural value. As part of its sustainable forestry practices, identifying and protecting these awe-inspiring trees has been an ongoing focus at Western Forest Products. “Our team members share a great sense of responsibility toward safeguarding the forests under our care. We are proud to have formalized a big tree policy in 2016 that strengthened guidelines used by our forest professionals in the retention of big trees and we look forward to continuing to build on our big tree conservation efforts,” said Shannon Janzen, Vice President and Chief Forester, Western Forest Products. “We are protecting B.C.’s biggest trees using new science and technology and through consultation and collaboration with First Nations and academics to build on our forest stewardship at Western.” Through the use of LiDAR, Western has identified approximately 2,000 big trees that could meet the standards of the company’s big tree retention policy.

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