/r/treeplanting

Photograph via snooOG

Dedicated to the Treeplanters that comprise the Industrial Silviculture Industry in Canada and Worldwide. Combined, these workers are responsible for planting hundreds of millions of seedlings each year.

Got any cool stories or pictures from out in the bush? Any pieces of advice for rookies? How amusing gear malfunctions and tales of bear encounters? Here we get to chime in on endless planting talk.

www.replant.ca is a simply fantastic resource for anyone looking for anything silviculture related (gossip, gear, and good tips) Highly recommended for anyone just starting out, or vets looking for a creamier contract.

Rules

1. All posts should generally be related to the silviculture industry and treeplanting.

2. No hate speech/racism, bigotry, or misogyny. This includes harassment, personal attacks, or doxxing.

3. No rascist or misogynistic usernames will be allowed. This will be enforced for especially offensive or triggering usernames. The mods will message you privately about this if it is an issue.

4. Please use the appropriate flairs, this helps archive past posts and saves the mods from having to do so. Also make sure to consult recent posts using the flair filter/wiki to make sure your question has not been asked within the last month.

5. If you’re looking for employees/planters as a Crewboss or Owner you must include your Company name, the minimum tree price or average earnings from the past season, the location of the contract, and the duration.

6. No unauthorized self-promotion outside of employment advertisement. If you are unsure contact the mods.

7. user anonymity is sacred and to be protected, if you purposefully expose anyone’s identity IRL you will be banned. Screenshots of external posts that do not obscure identifying information will be removed.

8. Lastly, just please be good to one another. The world needs more of it!

/r/treeplanting

7,434 Subscribers

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Lookig for work after season

Hey there rookie finishing my first season . I'm looking for more work. I would like to try something else within the silviculture industry
if possible. I'm currently in Fort saint bc

1 Comment
2024/06/28
04:53 UTC

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I am on the Arnold planting meme train now. Finished my spring season a week ago, 'Berta summer trees INCOMINNNNGGG.

1 Comment
2024/06/27
13:43 UTC

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Rookie girl needs Vet Advices

I saw similar post but I still wanted to ask . I am a Rookie girl and I am very small . I’ve been struggling to do more then 1300 trees .

I’ve been told my tree quality is very good , and that I am losing time checking my trees too much .

I would really like to improve quickly on my next shift . How do you guys manage to do a box in a hour ? It’s take me about 2h30 hours right now .

Any advices will be appreciated!

13 Comments
2024/06/26
17:26 UTC

4

How do I spade plant faster?

I'm a rookie planter - a little over halfway through the season. I plant with a spade and tree trays on the east coast. I plant roughly 1,500 to 2,000 trees a day but I feel like I could be getting better numbers. I'm the slowest planter in my crew and I don't know how to get any faster. It takes me so long to get a deep enough hole in bad dirt or plant in slash. I also tend to lose motivation once another planter laps me. Is there anything I should be doing to get faster?

3 Comments
2024/06/26
15:49 UTC

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Season cut short.. what now?

I’m planting for Integrity and we just lost the final contract of the season. We have roughly 2 weeks left of planting.

Are there any Ontario companies still hiring?

10 Comments
2024/06/24
16:07 UTC

7

Moving on

Hey crew falling apart and disintegrating In Fort Mac what now ? First year close to high baller love this stuff. Do we jump to another crew in company or look to another company to finish the summer.. BC or Alberta

8 Comments
2024/06/24
15:16 UTC

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Avenza Maps 20-map limitation in Plus

The "Plus" version of Avenza Maps ($45 Canadian version) is now apparently limiting users to 20 maps at a time.

Probably not a deal-breaker for most users, but some power users may want to try to turn off automatic updates until after this season is over, if you're accustomed to working with more than a couple dozen maps on your phone at any given time.

The only way to go to unlimited maps now is to upgrade to the $200 "Pro" version.

https://store.avenza.com/pages/pricing

I'm not sure yet how this affects purchases of map packages such as Backroads Mapbooks. For example, if I buy the Backroads Mapbooks package for the Cariboo-Chilcotin, it has maybe seventy maps or so. Does this mean that those packages aren't usable anymore? I just switched phones a few weeks ago and haven't downloaded my Backroads portfolios, so I don't know the answer to this question yet.

6 Comments
2024/06/24
01:51 UTC

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Third year planter looking for older crowd camp summer treeeees

Hi ! I'm looking for summer trees in Alberta (open to BC). I'm a third year quality mid baller. I'm looking for a camp with older planters ideally! (in my 30s). And also I'd just love to know for next year which mid tier company has smaller camps with older crowd? Hire me!

8 Comments
2024/06/22
17:51 UTC

0

Tree planting tutorial for rookies

W pull on the fyp today

1 Comment
2024/06/22
01:05 UTC

1

Soil type

I was wondering what sort of dirt to most of you guys plant into, as I’ve only ever planted into clay which I think is normal but talking to others I’ve heard most plantations are into sandy soil which sounds like absolute luxury but just wondering what the most common is or what’s the worst?

8 Comments
2024/06/22
00:12 UTC

3

What other jobs can be done when planting season is over?

15 Comments
2024/06/21
14:16 UTC

5

What’s Grand Prairie like ?

14 Comments
2024/06/21
14:02 UTC

2

How does time pass for you on the block?

My pb days always felt so long for me and days I felt good and tuned in went by fast but I didn't plant that much. Sometimes I feel like I've been at the cache for 5 mins but it's been 2, or it felt like 2 and it's been 7mins.

Does time become more accurate with more experience? Kind of random but really curious.

5 Comments
2024/06/21
13:55 UTC

2

Tips

Hello everyone, it's my third day of the second week, and I've planted 350 trees. Last night, after returning from the block, I practiced a new technique I learned from the internet and a few crew mates . This morning I tried using those techniques I was going really fast until I accidentally hit my tibia a few times then the black flies feasted on me,. With every step, I had this burning sensation on my shin where the flies got into my pants , and I ended up overheating because I wore my jacket to protect myself from the bugs. The rest of the day was a struggle, but given my average tree count which is around 320 so far I can’t put the blame on my leg pain.

Do you have any tips on how to plant faster? It takes me nearly a minute to find a suitable microsite, and another minute for screefing and closing the tree. I tried following other advice here but I’m still slow.Also, am I just being overly sensitive, or are black fly bites really that bad? the swelling and tenderness are going to make tomorrow ten times worse and I’m worried I will put even worse numbers.

16 Comments
2024/06/21
00:58 UTC

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Abba Reforestation??

What's the word on Abba? Heard they have high prices, how is the management and are the earnings/pay consistent? Looking for any pros and cons working there from someone who has been there thanks! Also where do they operate out of?

13 Comments
2024/06/20
01:43 UTC

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Tough Nut to Crack: Tree Seed Supply Chains

Overview of supply chain issues re: sourcing seed for tree planting projects around the world.

https://groundtruth.app/tough-nut-to-crack-the-seeds-of-reforestation-pipeline-problems-around-the-world/

5 Comments
2024/06/19
03:44 UTC

11

Motivation?

How on earth do I find motivation to keep planting? In the middle of my piece right now (I have service somehow) and I’m miserable. I’m trying to keep going and find a steady pace but my body just doesn’t let me. I’m struggling, I’m going slower and slower and money isn’t a motivation for me. Any tips? Also I’m a rookie and a total low baller

32 Comments
2024/06/18
18:40 UTC

5

What are some good tree planting agencies in Quebec?

Sup bros,

I’m going to university in Montreal next year, and I love to hike and camp, be in the wilderness, away from technology, etc, so I was thinking of spending my summers tree planting.

So I’m wondering, for the 2025 spring/summer season, where should I be applying? How early? How much french would be needed? (I can read it quite well, but falter with quick conversation and vernacular)

Some agencies and websites where I could apply would be very nice.

Thanks all.

9 Comments
2024/06/18
17:29 UTC

5

Chestpack

Anyone out here like planting with a chestpack ? Just wondering pros and cons . What do you jave in there ?

6 Comments
2024/06/17
04:38 UTC

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Mind you I haven't gotten a 1-cent bump in like four years, but this is how I felt about it back then.

3 Comments
2024/06/17
04:18 UTC

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IT HAS HAPPENED!!

It’s an official snow day today for our contract on June 16th!! Feels just like it did when I was twelve because now we can actually attend Lumby Days!! Mind you this probably means this is our last day off and a four day push or some shit to finish, but FUCK that noise for now! Sorry I’m really excited and had to share lol

6 Comments
2024/06/16
14:28 UTC

65

They pulled us off the block lol

23 Comments
2024/06/16
01:16 UTC

11

What would you consider to be the easiest contracts to work?

Just wondering what people would consider a fairly easy type of contract on the body/mind. I have some ideas myself but just curious what others think.

Basically I am starting to feel severely over planting (8 year vet), but my exit strategy involves some schooling & likely a few more summers of planting. I know ‘planting’ and ‘easy’ are a bit contradictory but you know what I mean.

Give me your opinions!

7 Comments
2024/06/14
03:23 UTC

7

Looking to join

So I really am interested in becoming a tree planter but I'm conflicted looking here it seems like people don't enjoy it I love to camp and think the job seems pretty cool I know the first year is the worse and really just an investment would it even be worth it for someone who would most likely have to fly to BC to do it

5 Comments
2024/06/12
11:48 UTC

2

Does hi vis actually make planters safer?

Im wondering if there is any data on this?

Hi vis makes sense when working around traffic or heavy machinery but its hard to come up with instances where hi vis would actually protect someone on a cut block. It seems like everyone just assumes it helps because workers usually wear hi vis on most labour job sites, but most laborers dont exert themselves to such extreme degrees like we do.

I also dont understand why workers dont get a say in what PPE is appropriate for their job. Seems its just company owners and policy makers at worksafe that make the rules, but the people who actually plant the trees and need to keep themselves safe out there have no say whatsoever.

We need a represenative body to lobby for our interests IMO

44 Comments
2024/06/12
04:01 UTC

3

Silviculture Surveying

Looking for leads on surveying jobs in BC or AB after my planting contract ends in July. I have a B.Sc. in enviro sci. First year planter, but lots of other field/bush work experience.

4 Comments
2024/06/11
00:54 UTC

1

Personal income Tax Talk?

What can you write off against your income taxes ? Equipment ..tents etc ? Personal vehicle travel expenses ? Food in isolated arias? Camp cost deductions? Receipts or photos of receipts?

8 Comments
2024/06/09
15:56 UTC

7

Soooo…… How’s everyone’s Season’s going?

24 Comments
2024/06/09
15:06 UTC

0

Anyone want to pay me a days wage for my reddit username?

??

1 Comment
2024/06/09
02:18 UTC

15 Comments
2024/06/08
22:01 UTC

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