July 18, 2009

The Trees for the Forest

Submitted by Wig Walters For many university students, the brutal labour of tree planting provides the summer paycheque necessary to return to school in the fall. […]
July 18, 2009

Birthday Bear Fun

Submitted by: Rod Sears I decided to go with a couple friends to Ontario to try out planting. It was my second week of planting. May […]
April 8, 2009

Planting Tales: a collection of treeplanting stories

Planting Tales… is a project to collect the stories of one of the greatest unsung heroes: the Treeplanter. Whether it’s horror stories of planting nightmares or […]
February 26, 2009

Zen and the Passion for Tree Planting

I’ve never planted a tree. Not in my back yard. Not as part of a class project when in elementary school (at least, to the extent […]
November 19, 2008

The Rookie Song

By Josh Barkey
July 30, 2008

Remembering a Great Supervisor

My name is Kim Kenyon. I have worked in the planting industry for 5 yrs now, been a foreman for one, planted 4 coastal seasons…I have […]
June 11, 2008

Tree Planting Advice – From Dad to Son

Hello Scott, My name is Bob Ploss and I’m an old treeplanter. I started in 1970 with BCFS crews in Nelson where we planted with hodads, […]
May 15, 2008

A Tree Planter Guide to Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries

The Guide was developed for tree planters and their supervisors by FPInnovations – Feric Division (http://www.feric.ca/) in response to concerns about musculoskeletal injuries suffered by tree […]
May 15, 2008

B.C. Tree Planters Claim Six Billionth Tree Milestone

By John Betts Executive Director, Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association In early June of this year (2008) the silviculture industry celebrated British Columbia’s six billionth seedling reforestation milestone […]