Tree Frog Forestry News

Learning how to log for fun and profit

August 20, 2013
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

In a corner of northern Vancouver Island, prospective loggers are learning how to climb trees, set tail blocks and choke logs. The area is called “the playground,” but the training is serious business. Not only are the students learning how to do a dangerous job safely under the watchful eyes of trainers, they’re being paid by a B.C. forestry company while they complete the seven-week course, with a high likelihood they’ll later be hired. Western Forest Products (WFP) began offering the seven-week course in September 2012 and has thus far trained 18 students. The company has since hired 14 of those graduates.

Click here to view the video from Business In Vancouver about this program.