Loggers DVD: From Chainsaw to Sawmill in British Columbia

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Loggers DVD: From Chainsaw to Sawmill in British Columbia Author: Format: DVD First Published: Published By: Old Pond Publishing ISBN: 9781903366837 Category:

The steep boulder-strewn terrain of Vancouver Island makes special demands on the logging operation run by Hayes Forest Service. The fallers use chainsaws on timber that can have a trunk diameter in excess of 7ft. For yarding the company uses equipment that ranges from 19th-century technology derived from shipping to the most modern machines. The timber is extracted by truck, train and helicopter.
Dylan Winter filmed all of these facets of the enterprise. He also looked at some of the support operations including road maintenance, bridge building and blasting.

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Author Biography

Dylan Winter has worked on and around farms since his late teens. He studied agricultural engineering at university. His journalistic career kicked off on Farmers Weekly and moved seamlessly to the BBC where he presented Farming Today - rising at 4.30 every morning. He is now a general jobbing freelance with a passion for all things rural. He has always been involved with horses and has undertaken a number of long distance rides including a five month, 2000 mile horse back journey along the Oregon Trail. He believes that the human brain - well his anyway - is hard wired to travel at three miles an hour. At that speed he can absorb enough of the passing world to understand and appreciate it. Anything faster and everything happens too fast. Dylan lives in a Buckinghamshire village with his wife and two children. He can often be seen riding his American Quarterhorse Mac - at three miles an hour - along the lanes and bridle ways of North Bucks. Following somewhere in their wake will be his laconic labrador. Dylan is the author of two books and has presented radio and TV programmes on everything from Britain's canal system to corrupt dentists.