Three unique personal stories told together reveal the grand story of the human relationship with trees.
Our Trees Story is the story of humans' connection with trees. From the First Nations, to the lumberjack, to the eco-forestry revolution taking place in our backyard at Wildwood, we will follow three personal stories exploring the significance of trees in our lives and the evolution of our relationship. Discover the cultural relevance of trees in the lives of First Nations people through the story of a wood carver. Learn about the lumberjack and a journey that brings a nearly 70 year old man back to work in the forest. And see the hopeful future of sustainable forestry advocated at the Wildwood Eco-forest. Together these three stories tell a grand story that stretches through time and inspires us to think about each of our own trees story.
Our team is very passionate about trees and has strong relationships with the forestry industry.
Gordon Dick is a first nation of the Tseshaht tribe based in Port Alberni. He brings an artistic and cultural perspective to the documentary.
Eric Mikkelson retired from the forestry industry years ago but came back to work after being diagnosed with cancer and given only a year to live. Eric's passion for forestry brings a respectful look at the industry.
With their deep cultural history with trees, the First Nations' perspective will be highly represented.
We will take a respectful look at the forestry industry and how changes in forestry have impacted the people who work in the industry.
With the tag #OurTreesStory we are encouraging everyone to share their trees story, and we will feature them on our social media pages!
We are planning to have creative meet ups at Wildwood to bring together creatives to shoot photos and video that will be posted on social media using the #OurTreesStory tag. Everyone is welcome!