All the time that the BC Liberals have been in power, they must have been watching the pine beetle maintain their pace, eating their way through our trees throughout southern BC.
With Christy Clark at the helm, all those flights to northern British Columbia, they must have been filled her with anxious moments, knowing that there wasn't a single thing she could do to stop the Beetles.
She couldn't even start to plant new trees without first harvesting the trees that were dead.
Or, one long hot, expensive forest fire season, to control the burn, to spare the people and their towns.
Off to China, to Asia, to find markets for the trees, maybe even two trips, or three.
For more information:
BC Government Publications Index for:
Forest Practices Branch Summary of Forest Health Conditions in British Columbia
2011 Page 16 of 88
2010 Page 16 of 80
2009 Page 16 of 79
2008 Page 16 of 85
Six billionth tree was planted here by Coleman
2007 Page 16 of 81
"Planting the six billionth tree symbolizes our approach to sustainable forest management,” said Coleman." "our" being the BC Liberals.......... and Gordon Campbell.