Andrew Johnson, owner of A&K Timber Company, estimates 50 to 60 percent of his company’s cutting on Vancouver Island is done on steep slopes today.
When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” At the time, no one had reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world. To Mallory and other mountaineers, its very existence posed a challenge to be gloriously overcome.
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Starting from 2 June 2020, Ponsse’s retailer in South Africa will be M.T.S. Parts CC. The company will start as Ponsse’s official retailer, being responsible for the sale and maintenance of PONSSE forest machines, as well as spare parts services in South Africa. Green Projects, Ponsse’s current service provider in South Africa, will continue as Ponsse’s retailer until 1 June 2020.
ALMOST 12,000 native trees have now been planted above a busy mid Wales road by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) as part of the Bont Evans Tree Works and Stabilisation project (BETWS).
This follows a major tree felling project in 2019 which saw the removal of large, unstable conifers from a steep bank above the A487, north of Machynlleth.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he is aware that there are currently delays to issuing forestry licences and that it is causing difficulties for some in the sector.