Check out a book called "Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Manual," which is available on Amazon. If you want to learn about tree planting in Canada, this book is the definitive resource. Also, if you want to get a job as a tree planter in Canada, this book will tell you how. It has extensive information about how to successfully apply for a tree planting job, and lists the current contact information for dozens of planting companies across the country. This book is already used in the training curriculum at more than a dozen major Canadian tree planting companies. For more information, visit

February 19th, 2019:
I have a second photo essay book available now, which focuses on planting operations in BC's coastal regions. The book is called "From Our Footsteps, Giant Forests Grow" and you can find more information at this link:

February 2nd, 2019:
For information about potential job openings in Scooter's camp for 2019, click here:

January 12th, 2019:
If you're interested in getting your hands on a physical coffee-table style photo book that explains tree planting, check out this video. The book is called "Rite Of Passage" and focuses on summer work in a mobile tent camp:

December 20th, 2018:
Information about the contents of "Step By Step" (which is described above).

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.

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.

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.