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Forestry and related workers

Forestry and related workers plan, organize and perform operations to cultivate, conserve and exploit natural and plantation forests.

Job Definition

(a) assessing sites for reforestation, selecting seedlings and planting trees using manual planting tools and caring for forest stands
(b) locating trees to be felled and estimating volume of timber
(c) operating chainsaw and other power saws to thin young forest stands, trim, top and fell trees and saw them into logs
(d) shaping rough wooden products from logs at felling site
(e) stacking logs and loading them in chutes or floating them down rivers
(f) keeping watch to detect forest fires, participating in fire fighting operations, completing fire fighting reports and maintaining fire fighting equipment
(g) controlling weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
(h) operating and maintaining a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
(i) collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations
(j) training and supervising other workers in forestry procedures, including forestry labourers and plant operators

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