November 2017 - Working around Fire and Beetle Killed Trees

Alert of the Month

The record setting 2017 wildfire season has created over a million hectares of fire damaged forests in BC. In addition to this, mountain pine beetle killed stands are found across the interior of the province. Being able to work safely in these damaged stands takes planning, site specific knowledge and clear instructions on when it’s OK to work and when it’s too hazardous. Some of the hazards to watch out for include unstable trees, unstable ground, poor air quality, and increased blowdown.

 Consider the following information when working in damaged stands:

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