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