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Environmental Tree Planting
Welcome! is not-for-profit educational site, designed to inform visitors about commercial/industrial tree planting work within Canada. For information about our separate Environmental Tree Planting and Demonstration Forests division, visit

March 31st, 2021
If you'd like to learn more about the basics of Canada's reforestation industry, visit our digital downloads page to get a free digital ebook edition of "Step By Step," the industry-standard training handbook. This is a 448 page full-sized text with several hundred full-color photos that explain why and how we plant trees. Hiring usually takes place in January through March for seasonal work in May/June/July.

March 14th, 2021
Community Forest International is looking for planters, crew bosses and project managers to lead the planter Plant 4 Pemba movement in their camp! For 13 years, Plant 4 Pemba has been bringing together planters across Canada to spark change and build climate resilience in communities in Zanzibar. Becoming a Plant 4 Pemba Ambassador is an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, grow a community movement, and make an impact in camp and across the oceans in Zanzibar! And if you don't want to become an Ambassador but still want to take part, take the pledge to Plant 4 Pemba this season at

February 11th, 2021
If you're an experienced planter from the 2020 season in Western Canada, please help us out! Click on this Survey Link to help give the WFCA get a better understanding of industry demographics. There are cash prizes totalling $2000 being drawn for, and all you have to do to enter the draw is to be an experienced planter who fills out and submits the survey. The survey will remain open until April 15th, but the earlier we can start building a detailed data set, the better!

February 10th, 2021
Check out videos from TUFF 2021, the second annual Treeplanting United Film Festival. Videos can be found at this Vimeo Link or by clicking on the logo below.

November 25th, 2020
I sat down for a great interview back in March with Erin Bros for her tree planting podcast. You can now listen to The Dirt on all major podcast platforms.

November 7th, 2020
The One Million Trees documentary is now available for viewing! Click here to stream it free from CBC Gem.

February 23rd, 2020
We have a new compilation of tree planting themed music, and the entire album is now available as a free download. Here's the link:

January 31st, 2020
The Northern Society for Domestic Peace did some presentations at the annual WFCA Conference this week regarding harassment and assults in tree planting companies. It's a situation that the reforestation sector needs to address immediately and decisively. Check out this CBC Article for more information. With the help of the NSDP, I've added a lot of new resources to this website recently.

June 8th, 2018
Check out this article on the National Geographic website, which has great photos of my camp. The very talented Luc Forsyth was the photographer who took the accompanying photos:

April 28th, 2018
Some of our readers might be interested in this Radio-Canada documentary about tree-planting, filmed in Northern Ontario. Ici Radio-Canada is French, but the documentary dialogue is in English/French with French and English subtitles.

June 12th, 2009
Over the past couple of years, former tree planter Jordan Tesluk conducted a study of the effects of exposure from fertilizers and pesticides upon tree planters. The study was a joint venture between UBC and FPI Innovations (Feric Division), with sponsorship grants from WorkSafeBC, the WSCA, and Island Timberlands Partnership. You can read the results of this study here by clicking on the study summary or pamphlet, both of which are available for distribution as PDF files.

May 16th, 2008
This can't be emphasized enough: if you're a planter, ALWAYS wear a seatbelt. Chances are extremely high that if you're going to be seriously injured in this industry, it will be in a vehicle accident. Why increase your risk of a major injury or death by neglecting to buckle in? Yet another planter died in British Columbia yesterday, needlessly. She probably would have been fine if she'd been wearing a seat belt at the time.

May 18th, 2004
Last year, a tragic vehicle accident took the life of Julia James, a first-year tree planter in BC. Today is the anniversary of that accident. Click here to read a speech by her father, talking about ways to improve preparedness and prevent such events in the future.


There are four main content groups to choose from. If you're on mobile, you can click on the icon with three horizontal bars (upper left) to see the full menus.

Print Publications

From Our Footsteps

A photographic introspective of British Columbia's coastal tree planting industry.

Step By Step

A comprehensive training guide & reference manual for Canadian reforestation workers.

Rite Of Passage

A photographic introspective of the Canadian seasonal tree planting industry.

Calling On Musicians

If you're a tree planter and a musician, and you've written a song with a tree planting theme, we want to hear from you. We're compiling an album of planting-related music to be shared with the community in 2022. Click on THIS LINK for more information. Environmental

The administrator of this website (Jonathan Clark) oversees a Canadian tree planting company that builds community forests. That company also plants trees to help with carbon capture, in order to mitigate climate change. Visit the Environmental website to learn more: