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.
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:
January 5th, 2016:
Gravediggerz, by Lars Zergun. If you want to play it, or grab the free download, here you go. To download, click on the little down-arrow icon in the top right corner:
October 18th, 2015:
It's viewing & bidding season in western Canada! CLICK HERE to see bid results for various jobs as they are released throughout late October and November, and to see if your favorite companies are bidding "intelligently" or otherwise.
April 2nd, 2015:
Non-Canadians who are inquiring about tree planting job opportunities should read this: foreignworkers.pdf
March 10th, 2015:
I've added the MP3 to my 2014 Planting Memories video onto Soundcloud. If you want to play it, or grab the free download, here you go. To download, click on the little down-arrow icon in the top right corner:
November 23rd, 2014:
Hey planters, I just discovered a new supply company where you can buy planting gear/supplies online. Go to www.treeplanting.com to check out their website. Their prices look quite reasonable. I'll look into this more, but I assume they'll be able to ship anywhere in Canada so you can order and try out your gear in the pre-season.
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.
February 14th, 2013:
Are you looking for notes from the Fit To Plant program? Their main website went offline a couple years ago, but is back. In the meantime, I have a couple of PDF's here on Replant that might help. Here's a new pamphlet about Wrist Maintenance. Also, you can click here for the full "Power Eating" booklet and here for the Top Ten Eating Tips guide.
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.