Tasks

  • assessing sites for reforestation, selecting seedlings and planting trees using manual planting tools and caring for forest stands
  • locating trees to be felled and estimating volume of timber
  • operating chainsaw and other power saws to thin young forest stands, trim, top and fell trees and saw them into logs
  • shaping rough wooden products from logs at felling site
  • stacking logs and loading them in chutes or floating them down rivers
  • keeping watch to detect forest fires, participating in fire fighting operations, completing fire fighting reports and maintaining fire fighting equipment
  • controlling weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
  • operating and maintaining a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
  • collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations
  • training and supervising other workers in forestry procedures, including forestry labourers and plant operators

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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