Bryce W.

Richmond, Prince Edward Island

Vista Regional Heritage Fair

Wood Industry on PEI

This project looks at the changes in the forestry industry on PEI. Today, we use large modern machines where as in the past mainly hand tools were used.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned about all the old tools they used along with the new machinery they use today. I also learned how they use these tools and how hard you had to work while using these tools. Tools today make the job a lot easier.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

That forest management has been an important part of the wood industry from the early 1900s. It is important to respect the land. People have to preserve the forest not just for people but for other animals as well.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The workers in the wood industry had to be stronger back then. They also had different tools to use compared to today. The work would have been a lot harder.