Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Spring comes to the Cariboo in June.
The snow melts. The ground gets firm.
The logging season begins.
Derek Woollend is a logger. His father started logging in 1955.
They work together.
Read the PDF and do the exercise
Visit the links
- Learn more about trees in BC. Download the Tree Book.
- Learn more about the forests in BC at the Ministry of Forests.
Watch the videos
- Watch a feller buncher working in the forest.
Derek has a wife. They have two children.
The Woollends live on five acres. Their home is near Quesnel.
Derek often works away from home.
The logs make many things.
The mill burns wood bark. The heat makes electricity.
The mill makes plywood. Eastern Canada buys plywood.
Companies in New York buy the lumber. They use it to build houses.