/r/treeplanting

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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. Users anonymity is sacred and to be protected, if you purposefully expose anyone’s identity IRL you will be banned.

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

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Planting on some cruisy coastal ground

3 Comments
2024/03/31
15:44 UTC

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LANGUAGE

Season’s Greetings Folks

It has come to our attention recently that there has been an upsurge in users cursing and hurling toxicity at each other.

Now, I know this may seem revolutionary, but you CAN disagree with someone’s opinion on the internet without calling them the c-word.

Instead of calling another user !@#$#!, or any number of dull expletives, you could be more creative and say something like, “Excuse me Sir/Madame/Person, I do not like the way you sling together words to form sentences, and if I was having a Soiree with my favourite chums you would definitely not be in attendance.” This will likely have a greater intended effect on annoying your foe AND it won’t break our rules.

I know what you’re thinking, “but Spruce, what if someone is being an unruly asshole?” Well tbh a few times I’ve woken up from sleep to a horde of notifications and seen someone on here has been one and the community has already dealt with it for us in a mostly respectful way, and well I usually smile and go back to bed. What we don’t want though is users cursing each other out, and people belittling users for asking questions. If someone is continually being a nuisance here, we will do our best to deal with them. Please don’t throw more box-boxes on the fire.

Now this isn’t to say you can’t swear. I curse quite a bit myself on here, and as you can see from Jake’s post here we have no qualms with users swearing at the sky. We just want people to try to be a bit more respectful to each other. Some of us are working now and don’t always have time to police this place when we're gone slamming trees most of the day.

There’s a rule in the sidebar about being kind to one another. We are now moving that rule to the top of the list.

How we treat each other here is important. For this community to grow in an intelligent and thoughtful direction, it will take people being intelligent and thoughtful towards each other. The more we are disrespectful and ignorant towards each other, the more this place will regress into something lesser than it deserves to be.

Going forward if we see users cursing at each other we will delete those messages and likely issue warnings.

I also want to say that this isn't the majority. The vast majority of users here are insanely kind and respectful to each other, so most of you don’t even need to read this.

Keep your crust on the block please!

Thank you forever and always,

Spruce

15 Comments
2024/03/31
02:52 UTC

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Rookie questions

How do they know how many trees you plant per day?

How do you replenish your bags of trees, in other words do they have a tree dropout in certain points and you go to take some?

Do you decide your breaks and lunch time ?

Do you take as many trees as you want in your bags?

How heavy are your bags usually?

Do you put together your tent every time before bed and you have to take them apart in the morning or do they stay all day while you work?

Is there someone that keep an eye on the tents?

Do you choose the spot you are going to place your tent?

10 Comments
2024/03/30
22:03 UTC

3

Tree planting jobs in Midwest?

Are there any companies hiring tree planters in the Midwest?

2 Comments
2024/03/30
20:34 UTC

2

Availability of Gear in Prince George

What can you easily buy in Prince George

5 Comments
2024/03/30
20:21 UTC

2

What can I bring on the plane to BC?

I am coming from another province and am wondering what is acceptable to bring? I already have shovels.. can I bring those? Thanks!

5 Comments
2024/03/30
19:41 UTC

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Is it still likely to get hired as a rookie anywhere in bc?

Motivated to work hard, think i might want to do it multiple summers. But heard about it late(i think?) If i do t go this summer ill try for next

5 Comments
2024/03/30
18:31 UTC

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Looking for rigid seedling protection tubes.

Does anyone know a cheap Canadian supplier for ridig seedling protection tubes? (similar to the picture). So far online I've only been able to find American suppliers. I've seen them used before on coastal planting operations. Any ideas? Thanks

https://preview.redd.it/wneoo7hebirc1.png?width=302&format=png&auto=webp&s=7c57f4e7568d6340c2672f61d79e3302e83b8b12

4 Comments
2024/03/30
17:31 UTC

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Hello everyone! I am looking for tree planting jobs around Europe, but it seems extremely difficult to find any job opportunity.. any advise where to search? Wich company to ask? Groups? Thank you all!

1 Comment
2024/03/30
10:16 UTC

3

hotcore tents?

wondering if anyone has any experience with hotcore tents or hotcore as a brand in general? not looking to spend a fortune on a tent and they look like a decent option. cheers :)

10 Comments
2024/03/29
23:50 UTC

4

Ontario or BC?

Hi everyone (24F) here; I’ve planted 1 year in Ontario last year. I’m thinking of either returning to Ontario or going out to BC this year. Although, I really don’t know how many more years I’m going to put in (maybe 2) and I know that BC has a pretty big learning curve that could take 2 years to really start making money. So I just don’t know if it’s worth it seeing as I already know how to make money in Ontario … after the seasons done I’ll probably find other bush work for the rest of the summer. What do you guys think, any advice?

10 Comments
2024/03/29
20:29 UTC

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Boots !?

Would you plant in these for a few shifts?

https://akuoutdoor.ca/products/tribute-ii-ltr

I have a pair of Zamberlan’s getting caulked as I will be planting in Golden BC (Rockies) in a few weeks. I have a few shifts in the Fraser Valley (mostly burns, might be a bit steep) where I won’t have access to the Zamberlans.

Any thoughts on these boots? They definitely aren’t as heavy duty as the Zamberlans but the reviews seem good. Nice and light. Only concern would be how rigid the ankle is compared to the Zamberlans.

Cheers!

5 Comments
2024/03/29
16:36 UTC

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Microdosing on the block

(Plz delete if this is not allowed!) Hey everyone, planting szn is approaching rapidly. I want to hear from anyone that has microdosed psilocybin or lsd on the block. I found a thread about this on this sub but it’s from 3 years ago so I’d love some fresher insight.

Microdosing shrooms has been helping me tremendously with my mental health. I don’t do it every week, but when I do, it feels very energizing and rejuvenating. I feel like microdosing on the block (probably not every day, and just once I feel at ease enough, since I’ll be a rookie) would be good for me. Microdose + nature + moving my body is usually the holy trinity for me lol. I know that if I do, I will absolutely not tell anyone, not even other planters, and absolutely not my foreman. It’s barely noticeable when I microdose, I just get extra smiley, but I still stay focused in any task I gotta do. Hell it even makes me focus a lot better. It would be a tiny dosage on the block. Not gonna attempt to trip balls out there!!!

So yeah I just want to start this thread so that anyone can tell me about their experiences microdosing while planting. I am so looking forward to read your comments! May the planting gods be with you all :)

27 Comments
2024/03/29
14:59 UTC

3

3 bagger

Wanna replace my small pouch back bag for a white tree bag. Anyone have experience with this? My fear is that it will be annoying hitting the bag of my legs. Has this happened to anyone?

22 Comments
2024/03/29
09:42 UTC

5

First time cooking for camp in May (BC). what should I pack, how do physically and mentally prepare?

9 Comments
2024/03/28
21:21 UTC

2

3/4 bags and silvicool inserts

Buying stuff for my first BC season, is there much of an advantage to have 4 bags over 3? If I go with 3 bags, is 3 silvicool linings too much or will 2 be just fine? Just trying not to spend money on things that aren't quite necessary

5 Comments
2024/03/28
18:31 UTC

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Anyone know the GOD DAMNED ACTUAL PRODUCT NAME FOR FORESTRY TRUCK CANOPY FIST THINGS?!?!?!?!?

15 Comments
2024/03/28
17:42 UTC

10

Besides you work equipment, what else do you bring that can be useful?

I'm heading towards my first season I would like know what else I should bring besides required work equipment that my be useful or make things easy.

24 Comments
2024/03/28
15:21 UTC

1

Planting Gloves

Any spots in Calgary to buy planting gloves? I’ve ordered a 12 pack but it won’t come till mid April and first tree for me is April 2nd. Just need 3 pairs of the nice nitrile dipped gloves.

12 Comments
2024/03/28
03:48 UTC

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Rookie planter just 2 question cant find reliable info

Hey i want to do tree planting over the summer hopefully somewhere in b.c. What companies would you recommend applying for asap and, do camps have wifi or cell reception? I would assume no and its not important but if thats the case at most camps id like to know thanks!

8 Comments
2024/03/28
03:37 UTC

12

SA/harassment

I’ve done one tree planting season, but that was just kinda like a guy and a truck deal. I landed another opportunity this season but it’s at a bush camp. My old boss was pretty pedo ish… I was 15 at the time and he was 46, always complementing me trying to take me out to dinners buying me things without warning, asking me to be his “sugar baby”, showing up to my house with no warning on my days off to “smoke”, following me when I went for a walk at 3am and he lives in a completely different town (how he knew where I was and found me I don’t know) but I stuck with it for the rest of the season because he never actually DID anything and I was being paid $20 an hour, and I needed the money. There was one time he borderline kidnapped me, he drove to his house without warning and then told me I’m getting paid extra to “help him with his weed plants” and then refused to take me home after me begging, trying to force me to take my jacket off and when I wouldn’t because I was EXTREMELY uncomfortable I started crying so he threw $100 in my face and said he’s sorry and went to drive me home finally after about 3 hours after a 10 hour day. So I was just wondering, was that a bad experience, or will this kind of stuff be happening at the bush camp? I bought a lock to lock the inside of my tent while sleeping, because that experience has me quite scared of planting alone again as a woman.

15 Comments
2024/03/28
02:28 UTC

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Fractured ankle

I fractured my ankles 5 days ago, very minor and should be healed in 2-3 weeks. Don’t need a cast or anything and I’ve been walking on it with minor pain and just general soreness. Should I be concerned about this going into my season? I start end of April so I will be healed just in time supposedly.

5 Comments
2024/03/28
00:57 UTC

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Tell me if you have a better water solution...

In my experience the best way to address the fact that you need to be hydrated during treeplanting is not to bring one big thing of water for the cache and a smaller thing for the land. It has been to bring 10+ smaller water bottles and just grab a new one each bag up. It saves time and mental energy compared to pouring out water each time. I know some people don't bring water in the land and just drink once a bag up but fuck that shit. Anyway I'm just wondering if anyone has an improvement on this strategy.

70 Comments
2024/03/27
21:09 UTC

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What are your opinions, comments and experiences with Seneca enterprises?

9 Comments
2024/03/27
16:31 UTC

5

Planting with out flagger (raw land)

Hey folks, have a no flagger contract in bc and am in search of some tips and tricks for planting without it in raw land (especially in the shnarb). I know those Ontario planters have the wisdom and can put ‘em in without it, piece of cake, but I was a bc planter born and raised in blue flag and the struggle is real.

14 Comments
2024/03/27
10:44 UTC

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What brand of boots do you recommend?

I'm a rookie going towards my first season in BC, I would like to know what brands do you guys use and recommend. I have always used Dakota and caterpillar because they last long and they are very resistant ( mainly Dakota) but I was told to look for light weight ones. Any other commentaries and advises are welcome

38 Comments
2024/03/27
02:59 UTC

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Need some advice for trigger finger

Past couple seasons my pinky and ring finger on my shovel hand will start to get locked mid way through the season. I think part of it is sleeping on the ground and less circulation while im sleeping ( motel show this year, so all good there ) But is there anything i can do to my shovel or technique wise? Basically when i wake up those two fingers will be locked like a claw or as if they are wrapped around my shovel…they will click open and a couple months after planting feel 95% normal…but would rather avoid future arthritis…Thanks!

18 Comments
2024/03/26
14:32 UTC

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