Two-thirds of BC’s land base – 60 million hectares – is covered in trees. Only about 22 million hectares of this vast forest was ever suitable for logging, and much of this has already been logged. These logged forests once harboured the biggest trees and the best wild life habitat in BC. Now big stumps mark where the great giants once stood tall.
Plantations, where second-growth trees were planted after the original wild forest was logged are now growing throughout much of BC and some areas are being logged for the second time.