DescriptionForestry workers perform a variety of tasks related to the planting, cultivation and protection of trees.
- Prepares ground for planting by clearing vegetation and other debris;
- Drains and ploughs land and erects and maintains fences as necessary;
- Collects seeds, plants and prunes trees and selects and marks trees for felling;
- Fells trees using axe or power saw and saws wood into required lengths;
- Cuts coppice, removes tops of standing trees and lops branches as necessary;
- Assists in the control of harmful diseases, pests or forms of wildlife;
- Builds and maintains forest roads;
- Maintains watch for fires and operates fire fighting equipment.