Tree planting will be one of the hardest jobs you will ever have both physically and mentally (mostly mental).
- You will live in a camp outside of a town
- Full training provided for new planters by well-experienced staff
- 95% quality is expected from day one
- Be prepared for meager earnings the first few days until you learn if you are a new planter. Don’t expect to make$200.00 your first day, it takes a few days to get the hang of it
- You have to able to set goals for yourself and attain them, be self-motivated and competitive
- No holidays
- 4 days on and 1 off, is a typical work schedule
- Breakfast is at 6:00 am, items are provided to make your own lunch to take with you, leave camp at 7:00 am, quit work at 5:30 pm., supper between 6-7:00 pm, depending on the drive time
- We work in all weather, rain, snow and heat
- There are lots of bugs
- Physically and Mentally demanding
- 20-30 pounds of trees around your waist all day
- Sometimes you will have to walk 30 minutes or more to get to your place of work for the day (Block).(not typical)
- There are no amenities on the block
- Monotonous work
- You will be away from home the whole summer
- Daily camp costs are charged per day for all meals and camp. The food quality is extremely high and very nutritious.
- We have an excellent cook
- Camp has a dining tent, Cook bus, shower trailer, dry tent and outhouses/porta-pottys
- Cash advances will be provided on days off, Final pay is mailed to you
- On days off planters will be brought to town to do laundry and get supplies if needed
- You are paid per tree that you plant and the price is determined by the difficulty of the land. Experienced planters typically make between $250.00-$500 per day, rookies between $150-$300 per day (after successful training
- We will provide transportation to the work site and back on a daily basis
Getting in Shape for Planting
Put in a little time for your workout every day before the season starts. Then you will cash in when you get your paycheque.
Here’s a site to help you get started.
Visit our Physical Prep page for a training plan.