2010-06-23

B.C. planters petition for more trees

With the assault of the Mountain Pine beetle affecting some 15 million hectares of British Columbia forest and the province’s forestry and silviculture industry in dire straits, the Western Silviculture Contractors Association believes the public need to be more involved.

In an effort to draw public attention to the plight of the silviculture and forestry industries the WSCA is circulating a ‘Community petition to the government to grow more trees and plant more trees.’

The petition calls for the government to invest in re-planting the forest areas devastated by the pine beetle. This will help the beleaguered silviculture industry and secure a bright future for the forest industry as a whole, the association says.