News & Updates
Richard Whittall, who worked for Brinkman in the 1990’s and 2000’s, passed away at his home in Port Alberni on Sept 27 2016. Although Richard had a forestry degree from Lakehead University, and could have been a “desk forester”, all he wanted to do was work in the bush with his succession of extremely bush wise dogs.
"Sure, we know a lot of things, but our knowledge of browse protection options is surprisingly limited so we called in some expert help.
Thanks to Timo Scheiber, Operations Manager, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. who answered our questions and gave us his educated opinion.
Timo is reluctant to call himself a subject matter expert, but because he’s worked for Brinkman’s for over 25 years and they’ve planted an impressive 1 billion+ trees around the planet, we’re happy to call Timo an expert and grateful to have him share his experience."
By all accounts, Faraz Khodabandeh was a remarkable person, both a larger-than-life character and a respected up-and-coming leader in the Brinkman community. He thought deeply and cared deeply about the tree-planting experience and what it meant for the people involved, and he faithfully shared those thoughts with his friends and fellow planters, earning himself a reputation as a wilderness philosopher and modern Renaissance man. When Faraz’s life was tragically and prematurely cut short by a road accident on November 10th, 2013, the collective response was grief, but also action. Something about Faraz compelled his friends and family to take steps to preserve a lasting legacy for him.