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The Other BC Trees

January 28, 2015 Shelley Nielsen Shelley's Articles

Trees can be choosy needing certain amounts of moisture, nutrients and sunlight.  Some are more demanding growing only in certain parts of the province.  For example, Pacific arbutus (madrone) occurs only in southern coastal areas within a few kilometres of the ocean where the winter climate is moderate and summers warm.  It likes dry areas; […]

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Forest Fact: What’s in a Name?

January 26, 2015 West Wind Industry

Logger – usually refers to a number of workers whose job it is to harvest timber and bring it to a mill. The term “lumberjack” is similar to logger but is not used in BC. It is an eastern North American term. Faller – Fallers are specialists who may have voluntarily become certified for this dangerous position. […]

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Jan’s Day Off: The Tree Bench

May 15, 2014 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

   We purchased a Chinese Pepper tree about 20+ years ago.  The tree flourished and grew with the exception of some significant branches that didn’t survive this past winter; one of our many winter casualties this year.  Shelley trimmed them and left along the drive way; hoping it might catch the eye of someone for […]

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Camping In Clayoquot Arm

March 14, 2014 West Wind Exploration

Danny, our milling manager, brought back some stunning images from his camping trip to Claypquot Arm this past January.

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Corporate Camp-Out 2013!

July 19, 2013 West Wind CompanyEventsStaff

This year’s trip was again at Montague Harbour, Galiano Island. A beautiful site and what gorgeous weather we had! Got to witness an amazing sunset and went boating around the islands. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! [simpleviewer gallery_id=”18″]

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Record Player Plays Wood Year Rings

September 13, 2012 West Wind Artwork & Hobby Woodworking

Years: by Bartholomäus Traubeck  We love everything to do with wood. When we came across this talented young man’s invention we just had to spread the word! Bartholomäus has successfully  translated year ring data to music on this ingenious record player that plays slices of wood. Check out his video.

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