There is more to being a timber harvester than knowing how to cut down a tree. A highly trained timber harvester operating a modern processor is like watching a choreographed dance. Knowing what trees to harvest to maximize a forest’s health, aid in fire management, and/or enhance elk habitat requires extensive knowledge of a forest’s ecosystem. There is an art and science to timber harvesting that requires experience and education.
To learn more about what it takes to become a timber harvester and the career opportunities in Montana’s Timber Harvesting and Forest Products Industries, stop by the Montana Logging Association’s booth and outdoor interactive experience at the Worlds of Work Career Expo!
Tuesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Great Falls College MST and The University of Providence
MLA’s booth will feature its John Deere Logging Equipment Simulator, which puts the controls of a powerful timber processor into your hands and allows you to experience what it is like to fell, de-limb, and load trees. (Video: https://www.logging.org/post/at-the-controls-of-a-logging-equipment-simulator-can-you-make-the-cut)
The outdoor interactive timber harvesting experience at the Expo will also feature modern timber harvesting equipment that will allow students to learn more about what it is like to be a timber harvester.
We hope to see you there!