Planting Green

Maybe the great totem speakers of the Coast Salish were thinking of something else, but this picture reminds me that sticking your tongue out is important. Children do it easily.

Unlike flicking the finger, our tongue says more….

Angry about clear cutting Canadian forests, I asked a school friend for leverage in order to find a job in the logging business. I wanted to learn. And infiltrate.

His father was an executive VP of MacMillan Bloedel [wiki]. Now merged into Weyerhouser, MacBlo was the largest logging firm in rainforests of western Canada [pic gallery]. In the early spring of 1963, I packed


A MacMillan Bloedel forester explains, “The reason we won’t do alternative forestry here is that we would be admitting that we know how.”