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by Stiffarm
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Quastuco Silviculture Ltd.
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

Quastuco reforestation

They work near Penticton anybody know any info on them, earnings etc?
by Stiffarm
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Conepicking
Replies: 31
Views: 3655

Re: Conepicking

we just came from the slave lake area in alberta, picking lodgepole pine, not sure what they were getting per HL but we got $50/bag, in which fit 2.5 buckets. it was possible to do 8 bags some days, and that's not much daylight and in the freezing cold. and we got dayrated below a certain amount, a...
by Stiffarm
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Online courses while planting
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Online courses while planting

I was thinking about doing some Athabasca Uni courses this summer (probably just 1 or 2). I was wondering if anyone had done this before and if its doable?
by Stiffarm
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Brinkman and Associates
Replies: 126
Views: 15118

Re: Brinkman and Associates

Like I said this was years ago but it was 9c scarified 10c raw (your usual terrible ontario prices) Land and travel time varied throughout the contracts. If the two supervisors running those camps are still Sam and Niel I suggest you go with Sam. Niel's was a cool guy but Sam's camp got preferential...
by Stiffarm
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Brinkman and Associates
Replies: 126
Views: 15118

Re: Brinkman and Associates

Hey I worked at that camp 5 years ago. At the time the Unionized thing worked out to 15$ camp cost instead of $25. (apparently no company actually has the right to charge more then strictly food) They also paid for reefer unloading and travel time over and hour. I never got any money travel time and...
by Stiffarm
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting to sell Carbon credits?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: Planting to sell Carbon credits?

"but ... but AL GORE is badddddd"
by Stiffarm
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting to sell Carbon credits?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: Planting to sell Carbon credits?

Like I said everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. If you think that the answer is to go on the offensive and attack the credibility of scientists then by all means revel in your cynicism. I just feel like humanity might be able to do something more productive and that sustainability is a worthwh...
by Stiffarm
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting to sell Carbon credits?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: Planting to sell Carbon credits?

What information are you providing? Mein Kampf quotes and Youtube video’s don’t really cut it in my books. I don’t claim to have the answer and I’ve been trying to follow this debate for a while. What I have noticed is that the denialist camp picks around the edges of the issue and usually relies on...
by Stiffarm
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting to sell Carbon credits?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Re: Planting to sell Carbon credits?

I don't know if this is the place to get into a debate about Climate change. The shear amount of controversy generated by the whole Climate gate thing is pretty unbelievable BUT if you take the time to do some objective research on it (not youtube videos) you can see that they have definitely been b...
by Stiffarm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting to sell Carbon credits?
Replies: 41
Views: 2905

Planting to sell Carbon credits?

I was wondering if anybody knows about tapping into the carbon credit\offset market? With the emphasis on being green right now I feel like a planting company could make some money selling carbon credits. (I don’t know if anyone else has seen those car insurance commercials where they brag about goi...
by Stiffarm
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dynamic Reforestation
Replies: 49
Views: 7685

Re: Dynamic Reforestation

Thatguy, I find it a little odd that for someone who claims to have no actual affiliation with dynamic the only posts you've made on this site are ones talking about how great this company is....
by Stiffarm
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dynamic Reforestation
Replies: 49
Views: 7685

Re: Dynamic Reforestation

yeah with all the mills shutting down Williams lake is becoming the new PG
by Stiffarm
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dynamic Reforestation
Replies: 49
Views: 7685

Re: Dynamic Reforestation

Yeah that was last year we were getting from 15>25c but we were actually out of Alexis Creek (an hour away from Willies). I know there was another camp working out of Williams lake itself but I don't know what kind of money they were getting. I actually have a graph of all Dynamic's prices posted un...
by Stiffarm
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dynamic Reforestation
Replies: 49
Views: 7685

Re: Dynamic Reforestation

I did the 2008 and 2009 season with dynamic, good people and Jeff R is a pretty fair guy. It depends what camp your at some are mostly vets (I think my crew averaged about 7 yrs experience) while others have more rookies . Its mostly obstacle fill planting near Williams Lake. Dynamic had some really...
by Stiffarm
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Waterside Ventures Ltd.
Replies: 8
Views: 2745

Re: Waterside Ventures Ltd.

Scooter wrote:I believe their season is a bit short though.
Yeah I think they focus on brushing alot as well (or at least they used to).
by Stiffarm
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Waterside Ventures Ltd.
Replies: 8
Views: 2745

Re: Waterside Ventures Ltd.

Yeah I did a couple of shifts with them during downtime in 06. They mostly do work out of Burn's lake\ Lake Babine. The owner Earl was really chill and paid in full before i took off. Younger camp, not the greatest food, fair>mediocre prices but overall a pretty decent place to pick up some extra do...
by Stiffarm
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Seatbelt Buckles for planting bags
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Seatbelt Buckles for planting bags

My bad I should have added “if you do heavy bagups “. But yeah it doesn’t really matter I was just suggesting an alternative, one that doesn’t break down in the middle of bagups and only requires you to stumble upon a junked car somewhere.
by Stiffarm
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Seatbelt Buckles for planting bags
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Seatbelt Buckles for planting bags

If you don't wear shoulder straps and hate when your shitty little plastic buckle clicks open when you've got a full bagup.... obviously not claiming to have invented it or anything but i definitely wish i would've started doing it earlier
by Stiffarm
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting this summer!
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

Re: Planting this summer!

My first summer in T-Bay with Brinkman, I guess its not a terrible choice for your first year. Just take what they have to tell you about the rest of the Industry with a grain of salt. I'm just saying that because when I worked there they really try to give you the impression that Brinkman and Ontar...
by Stiffarm
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Hi, my name is ...
Replies: 64
Views: 7831

Re: Hi, my name is ...

Hey I've planted 4 years and worked for Brinkman (in thunderbay), Summit, Waterside, Artisan (briefly), Northern, and Dynamic. Im sticking with Dynamic in the spring > summer and Northern for august but it would be great to hear about any other juicy contracts out there. Thanks for the forum!
by Stiffarm
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Summit
Replies: 25
Views: 6590

Re: Summit

Hey i did a couple of seasons for summit back in the day. Not the greatest, but I have a graph comparing the prices and $ from Summit (2007) and Dynamic Reforestation (2008). Summit was mostly hectare planting so the I had to plant some really low density to get these prices over the .12c average th...