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In Pictures: Learning forestry with heavy tools in hand

Images from an unconventional Lumby, B.C., high school program

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Student Chris Major, 16, who attends Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., runs a chainsaw as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Student Chris Major, 16, who attends Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., takes part in the school’s forestry program.

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Students from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby arrive at the school’s woodlot as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Students from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., check over equipment as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Students from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., review different types of trees in the school’s woodlot.

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Student Ashley Tinney from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby runs a cable out to a cut log to be towed as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Students from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., run a cable out to a cut log to be towed as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Student Mike Alexander who attends Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C. runs a chainsaw as he delimbs a cut tree as part of the school’s forestry program.

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Students from Charles Bloom high school in Lumby, B.C., run a cable out to a cut log to be towed as part of the school’s forestry program.

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