On Friday, April 6th, the Museum at Campbell River is opening a new temporary exhibit entitled ‘Bend, Plant, Move Along’: The Culture of Tree Planting, that features the history of tree planting and up to the present day.
Curated by Ken Blackburn and composed of photos, artifacts and anecdotes contributed by individuals who have worked in the silviculture industry in BC, this exhibit portrays the lifestyle that has resulted from the dirty work of tree planting.
Some of the earliest tree planting in this part of Vancouver Island came about as a result of the Sayward Fire of 1938. Since then, trees have been viewed as a renewable resource and tree planting as a way of life. With inspiration taken from Charlotte Gill’s book Eating Dirt, the exhibit is a true life portrayal of this challenging way of making a living.
The exhibit will be on display until July 1, 2013 in the Museum’s temporary gallery. The Museum’s hours are Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 5pm. For further information call 250-287-3103.