Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, 3:40 pm - Meet 'Big Lonely Doug' and the many other historic trees that need saving in B.C.
Visiting some of the oldest and biggest trees in all of Canada can be awe-inspiring, but also eye-opening.
The sad truth is about 80% of old-growth forests in British Columbia have been lost to logging, and around 10,000 hectares continue to be logged each year.
A group in the province is fighting hard to get policies and legislature changed to protect the trees. More on their efforts and the crucial environmental role of old-growth forests can be found in my report, above.
Sometimes you are reminded how small you are in this world. Lonely Doug sure did that for me. Will be working on a story this week on the importance of keeping our old growth forest healthyMia Gordon TWN on Twitter
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