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The steep, bolder-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 of 7ft or more in work that is dangerous but exhilerating. 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.
During a six-week stay in British Columbia, Dylan Winter filmed all these facets of the enterprise as well as a dry land sort and the Somas mill. He looked too at some of the support operations including road maintenance, bridge-building and blasting.
- Running time: 85 mins. approx.
- Video format: VHS PAL & DVD