The Tree Talk Blog

August 20, 2021
Arianna Loogman: 10 Lessons I’ve Learned Since my First Summer as a Green Dream Blogger: What I Did Not Know I Needed to Know: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
Most are simple things which may not seem like big lessons but have been important parts of the journey to where I am today and that I had not given much thought prior to starting at UAlberta.
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August 19, 2021
Andy Goodson: A Forestry Student’s Perspective on Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
My takeaway from our conversations was that, for real engagement to take place, both parties needed to be willing to actively listen to each other. Being able to accept someone else's views, regardless if they conflict with your own, was key to fostering a constructive dialogue.
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August 18, 2021
Arianna Loogman: Adventures with Establishment Surveys: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
Any day that involves learning and being out in the field makes for a fun day!
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August 18, 2021
Carter Wilde: Work Hard Play Hard: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
Work has been great lately. Myself and my coworker have been working on a larger construction project. The transloading part of the mill needed a new scale to weigh trucks with incoming materials, as I described in the last blog. The project so far has gone on for just over a week.
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August 17, 2021
Andy Goodson: Eight Ways to See the Pasquia-Porcupine Hills: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
Here are some of my personal favourite things to do and trip ideas, all accessible with Hudson Bay as your base camp.
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August 11, 2021
Megan MacPhee: How Did I Come to Apply to Canfor? FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
The words Green Energy, 100% Utilization, Sustainability, and Good Neighbours are some of the first to come up. I know if managed correctly, forestry can restore health to a forest. It is a renewable resource that can improve plant growth and with the proper forest practices, it can reduce severe forest fires.
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August 11, 2021
Shane Fulton: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
I started my forestry career in 2017 fighting wildfires for Strategic Natural Resource Consultants. That was one of BC’s worst fire seasons to date and it was quite the experience to say the least.
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August 10, 2021
Carter Wilde: A Day in the Life: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
It’s always cool to see your education and workplace come full circle and realize why you worked so hard in school to get here.
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August 6, 2021
Ian Penninga: That’s a wrap folks! FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
Classes start back up in the beginning of September, so my time living in Slave Lake and working for Tolko are coming to an end as well.
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July 30, 2021
Ian Penninga: What is my favorite part about working for Tolko? FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
There are many things which have made my work term at Tolko very enjoyable, and to summarize them I have used the six core values at Tolko to explain my favorite parts.
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July 27, 2021
Andy Goodson: Traffic Jams to Timberlands: My New Internship in Forestry: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
his would be my life for the next four months while I worked as a forestry intern for Weyerhaeuser Timberlands. It was a drastic change for me, but one I was ready for.
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July 27, 2021
Andy Goodson: How I Lost My SPOT and Learned the Truth about Blisters: FPAC 2021 Green Dream Internship Program
When you start your first job in forestry, there is a lot of preparation required: the first cardinal point of advice is to buy good work boots and wear them in before you start.
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