Read this article from the Nanaimo Daily News on the passing of legendary BC forester Merv Wilkinson, whose Wildwood Forest Operation earned him global acclaim for leading-edge sustainable forestry and an Order of Canada.
“Wilkinson, in a conversation with the Daily News in 2010, said
old-time forestry workers knew how to manage a forest. He recalled a
former employer telling him, ‘Merv don’t you take out any trees that are
less than 16 inches at the stump…The old-fashioned logging was
way ahead of what we have now. It wasn’t self-destructive. It was
sustainable and more people were employed in the industry back then,’
Wilkinson said.” (Sept 1, 2011)