Replant.ca is a website devoted to the Reforestation industry in specific, and the Silviculture industry in general. The emphasis is mostly on Western Canada, but we're not picky. Dig around the website, see what you think, and check out the forums. Read below for news items.
January 22rd, 2017:
If you're interested in tree planting job opportunities, and you have previous experience as a tree planter in Canada, check out this link for information about opportunities in Scooter's camp in 2017: www.replant.ca/jobs2017_scooter.pdf
December 27th, 2016:
If you're talking to a potential employer about tree planting, make sure you ask them all of the questions from this list!
November 6th, 2016:
If you're interested in tree planting contract tender results for the upcoming 2017 season, CLICK HERE for all of the public results that we've been able to find.
September 2nd, 2016:
If you're a Canadian Tree Planter, join Replant's Facebook Group. We're now getting close to having a thousand members! Please do NOT put in a request to join unless you're a Canadian Tree Planter (or are expecting to plant shortly). If you're not a planter and you want planting-related news, we have a separate Facebook Page for the non-planters, which anyone is welcome to join! The "group" will get news and rumours of interest specifically to planters, and the "page" will get photos and news articles that are more broadly related to reforestation and environmental issues. Finally, within the group, current planters should feel free to add fellow planters to the group.
March 10th, 2016:
Do you know someone who is going to be a Canadian tree planter for the first time this summer? CLICK HERE to download a comprehensive free training PDF that you can share with them. This training information was used in my camp last year (for the first time), and our first-year planters showed enormous productivity gains compared to the first-year planters of the previous three seasons. Also, you can CLICK HERE for audio versions of the training.
March 9th, 2016:
And finally, the 2015 Summer Memories planting video from Replant.ca:
September 1st, 2013:
If you're interested in general news about silviculture, bookmark this link: Silviculture Canada Weekly Paper. It's an automated publication that I've set up that collects information from the silviculture and forestry industries (mostly Canadian) based on Twitter feeds and other sources. It updates once per week on Tuesday afternoons.
October 16th, 2012:
Want to see some coastal tree planting footage? Check out this video. The song featured was written as a memorial for Eric "Rooster" Rousseau, who died in a tragic falling accident (chain saw work) last fall.
September 23rd, 2011:
Click here to check out a new planting and photo book by Simon Gregoire, which might be of interest to our French-speaking visitors.
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, 2009:
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. Thanks to the Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association's website for helping get this message out.