The Tree Fellers and Sustainability Project at the University of British Columbia is an initiative to help identify, document and measure Canadian trees. The project was initiated in 2021 as a workshop for the university’s graduate students on how to assess trees and their diseases. The group of researchers consisted of undergraduate students, graduate students in the School of Environment, Graduate Studies in Environment, Agriculture, forestry and Wildlife, and a small group of University of British Columbia Alumni who had worked with tree surgeons before. The resulting project grew out of the program and it now seeks to improve tree health. The goal is to create a methodology to facilitate its identification, documentation and monitoring.
One of the main projects of the Tree Fellers is stump removal and tree trimming. It undertakes projects that include stump removal, tree thinning and removal of infected limbs and the treatment of infected trees. Another initiative is tree burning. This involves the burning of old growth forest in order to clear the way for more trees to grow.
The Forest Service is a government agency responsible for managing and protecting Canada’s forests and woodlands. The Service manages harvest, harvesting, planting, maintaining a healthy forest, and the disposal of felled or dead trees. The Service also educates Canadian citizens and local residents about the importance of preserving the resources of the forestry sector. In addition, the Service manages wildfire, protects wildlife, and works with communities to mitigate the risks of timber resource use and forestry pollution. The Service does not engage in tree felling or stump removal activities.
The Sustainability Project intends to increase knowledge and understanding about the threats facing Canada’s forests and increase opportunities to restore and enhance ecosystems. The project intends to create a partnership between the government and private industry that will foster partnerships for the sustainable management and protection of our ecosystems and natural habitats. A key component of this is tree stump grinding. The Service sells its scrap to licensed scrap processors and tree removal contractors.
The Sustainability Project intends to reduce the demand for tree felling and stump removal by educating, encouraging, and investing in the purchase of appropriate equipment. The purchase of equipment is not only used for tree removal, but also for a variety of other jobs. It is also sold to businesses that fell them and generate the stump material for other construction and landscaping jobs. The equipment is available to anyone who requests it.
The Sustainability Project is part of a long-term commitment by Canadian government and organizations to improve their ecological practices. In this effort, they have developed numerous programs including planting trees in urban areas, tree planting competitions, tree thinning and removal, and others. They have also developed guidelines for how organizations can partner with them to ensure the continued health and productivity of our natural resources. Among the many partnerships the Service has signed agreements with are the pulp and paper mills, pulp mills, sawmills, lumber yards, municipal parks departments, aboriginal groups, environmental organizations, and others.
The stump removal and clean up work done by the tree fellers is directly related to the other programs the organization has undertaken. They provide training and seminars to companies and individuals on stump prevention, stump removal, tree felling, and tree thinning. They also conduct workshops to educate the public on how their trash and other waste materials can be recycled. The organization has over 22 years experience in tree felling and stump removal. They have trained over 5000 people in the process.
The Sustainability Project website has a tree restoration section where you can go to learn more about the organization and how they provide services. They also have a directory of local contractors that do tree felling and stump removal in British Columbia. For questions about their services, you can send an email to the Tree Planting and Removal Section or call them toll free at 1-8 cylinders. The organization also offers online publications for companies and individuals that are interested in learning more about their services. Their tree planting section can help you decide whether tree felling or other tree care is right for your company.