Probably between 300 and 500 years. Old growth in BC is arbitrarily defined as being over 250 years.Why did they climb that big tree and top it when they were just going to dropp it anyways. A lot easier to top on the ground. Any idea how old a tree like that is?
Less chance of breakage. Nothing like having a large cedar like that fall and shatter into toothpicks.Why did they climb that big tree and top it when they were just going to dropp it anyways. A lot easier to top on the ground. Any idea how old a tree like that is?
The helicopters do lose logs from time to time. Also if the weight is underestimated, the pilot will have to punch out and drop the logs.I guess the show is ok but it needs more excitement maybe the heli should lose a log or two every now and then.
I use to work with a guy that climbed trees on the west coast like that for a logging outfit and he moved here and he always called the trees here tooth picks.
Because there is no scr3wing around. The flight time from the cutblock to the landing zone is carefully calculated, so the $/kg cost is already determined. The value of the wood is determined and probably already sold. I didn't see the show so I'm not sure if the standing timber is already under licence to the a forest company or if the sale was bought on auction from the government. If it was bought at auction, then the loggers worked with a timber broker or sawmill to determine the value of the timber.$15,000 an hour for the chopper? How can they make money paying that bill. Wow..... Mike
What is/was your name in the show?yeah i agree with most of your comments, but you should all know that it has been extremly edited for tv and 95% of what they show is made up. when they first approached us about it they claimed it was goin to be a documentry and after they filmed for a few months i realized what they were looking for....DRAMA and i hate that BS so i quit and they made me look like a bloody idiot. i wont watch the show. very unhappy about the whole thing theres an upside for me tho. i started up andther stemming program for a great company that has a good rep in plain ol falling and now were the only ones workin while the tv stars are sittin at home. i kinda had a feelin that would happen i just glad i bailed when i did