This is a piece-work job that involves carrying trees on your hips and planting anywhere from 500 (steep, BC coastal ground) to 3500 (easy, flat Alberta, Ontario ground) tree seedlings, everyday. Workers are set-up with area and given ongoing guidance from their crewboss (foreperson) as to where to work, what species to plant and to what quality specs.
Due to season length and difficulty of planting, our western crews are primarily made up of veteran planters, while our eastern crews tend to have more openings for rookies. On some projects, fertilizer and/or tree protectors may need to be applied at the time of planting.
Requirements: valid Canadian SIN, good physical health
Everyone one of our temporary camps (bush, boat or other) supplies meals to the workers. Crew sizes vary from 15-100, but what doesn’t change is the high quality, exceptional food we provide – and lots of it. Cooking in a Silviculture camp is not easy – the days are long and conditions can be challenging. This is a very rewarding job though and is critical to a camp’s success.
Requirements: valid Canadian SIN, FoodSafe certification required. Professional cooking experience is essential. Previous experience planting, or cooking in bush camp, is an asset.
This work involves removing selected trees so that there is more room and less competition for the remaining ones.
Requirements: valid Canadian SIN, chainsaw experience, FA Level 1, good physical health
This involves using either manual or power saws to cut back competing vegetation around the planted trees.
Requirements: valid Canadian SIN, chainsaw experience, good physical health
This type of work performs various types of plots, primarily on existing plantations and provides information accordingly. Typically, there are small crews of 2-8 people.
Requirements: survey certification is required in some locations.