Area Code 506 Axe & Picaroon Tea Towel

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Forestry has been an important industry in New Brunswick since the arrival of European settlers in the 1600s. The first sawmill in the province was established in 1635, and by the early 1800s, the forest industry had become a major contributor to the economy of New Brunswick.

In the early days of the industry, trees were harvested using hand tools such as axes and picaroons. The logs were then transported to sawmills using rivers and streams, and later by rail and road. By the late 1800s, the introduction of steam-powered machinery and the expansion of rail networks allowed for more efficient harvesting and transportation of timber.

Throughout the 1900s, the forest industry in New Brunswick continued to grow and evolve. The province became a major producer of pulp and paper products, and sawmills were modernized with the introduction of new technology. 

Today, the forest industry remains an important part of the economy of New Brunswick, with thousands of people employed in forestry-related jobs. Efforts are being made to ensure that the industry is sustainable for future generations, through practices such as selective harvesting, reforestation, and certification programs that promote responsible forest management.

This design is an homage to the hard working people of our province who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. Decorated with a fir cone and chain, this carving celebrates our 506 heritage with pride!

100% organic cotton 
220g with hanging loop
20" x 29" (52cm x 72 cm)

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