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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
April 13, 2008

Two Days in the Life of James Steenberg

Submitted April 2008 Today I woke up 5:42, I ate 6 grilled cheese sandwiches and took shotgun before anyone else could. Alice cut mine and Adam’s […]
October 13, 2005

Rookies vs. Vets

What’s the difference between a rookie and a vet? A lot, but mainly it’s how each approaches their day. Although good technique and stamina goes a […]
September 10, 2005

The Vortex of Insanity

Early on an already warm May morning, day three of our cycle, a crewboss and four planters were asked to return to a block to fill […]
October 13, 2000

This one time-in planting camp…

Submitted by: Marcelle Chisholm (Jacques) I say that all the time (it’s sounds funny since the American Pie movie). I say it a lot because I […]
July 18, 2000

The Story of the Maytag Man

Submitted Anonymously – For Good Reason Now I wasn’t there, and it’s a good thing I wasn’t, because I would have been in a lot more […]