Risky but rewarding work for extreme lumberjacks
While northern Italy’s storm Vaia proved a catastrophe for many, for some, it provided a big new business opportunity: clearing the forest of millions of cubic metres of fallen trees and transforming them into hard cash. This fascinating obs-doc series follows the strenuous and dangerous work of those highly qualified lumberjacks capable of taking on such a risky job.
Returning to the Eastern Dolomites in series three, 18 months after the storm, we see the lumberjacks have done a tremendous job saving the fallen timber. But there’s still much to do. And the challenge for forestry businesses has become increasingly difficult. The trees that have yet to be recovered are in the steepest areas. Reaching them takes more effort and resources while the value of the wood itself has dropped dramatically. The lumberjacks must now work twice as hard to earn half as much. But the mountain people are tough and don't give up: they roll up their sleeves and get to work. New machinery, new investments, new solutions and new responsibilities are the order of the day in this new series.
Series 1: 4x60 | HD | 2019
Series 2: 5x60 | HD | 2019
Series 3: 5x60 | HD | 2021