Article by Tara MacIsaac

Treeplanting is a job that brings extreme mental and physical challenges, and thus great personal growth.

I spent seven summers planting trees in northern Canada, and this is what it taught me. This list is meant, in part, to help fellow treeplanters solidify into point-form lessons that vague awareness of having learned much through their experiences.

For readers who have not been treeplanters, I’ve included “explainers” at the end of some sections for unfamiliar terms. For those readers, I will briefly explain that treeplanters are paid to plant trees in blocks of land that loggers have cleared. Those trees will grow for 80 years or so before they are in turn harvested for lumber. Planters are paid per tree, so the motivation to work hard is great.

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