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by PlantinTaders
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 330
Views: 6400

Re: Khaira Enterprises

Dewan's hiring this season! If anyone needs any ei hours in 5 years after a lengthy court process.
by PlantinTaders
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Outland Reforestation/Restoration
Replies: 92
Views: 6029

Re: Outland Reforestation/Restoration

Outland has been much more invested in the catering/camps business than planting for a long time. I doubt this acquisition will change much, they will probably keep their side(gong)show planting operations and their affiliated First Nations Youth program in Ontario, which is a gold mine for them.
by PlantinTaders
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Thanks Scooter!
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: Thanks Scooter!

Scooter you da man. Without this site we are all lost. Thank you. A humble suggestion for improvement: I suspect a lot of potential users who are put on to replant by word of mouth make it to the main replant.ca page, but no further. I myself have to look for a bit and have a hard time finding the f...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: looking for Spring coastal work
Replies: 38
Views: 1642

Re: looking for Spring coastal work

Thanks for the replies, sorry for the delay as I read and think. You both bring up very good points and are considerably more well informed than I. I think I've expressed some of my frustration in the wrong direction. I'm angry that so many new planters get exploited by unscrupulous companies, and t...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Evergreen Forest Services
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: Evergreen Forest Services

Kenax do the world a favour and just remove everything from your site.

I seriously can't believe your still coming on here.
by PlantinTaders
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: looking for Spring coastal work
Replies: 38
Views: 1642

Re: looking for Spring coastal work

Thats fair Scooter. I didn't mean to unfairly single you or your employer out and I should've made it more clear that I actually do see Folklore as one of the best in its tier. I do remember you guys starting to do token payouts for teardown and setups when I was there, which was definitely a step i...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: looking for Spring coastal work
Replies: 38
Views: 1642

Re: looking for Spring coastal work

What will it take to get the industry back to what it was? Can that ever happen? Back to prices of fifteen or twenty years ago (or at least pre-2007)? It will take your primary employer taking labour laws seriously and paying all employees for each hour of work put in. This includes planting, drivi...
by PlantinTaders
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2016 Public Bid Results
Replies: 91
Views: 14820

Re: 2016 Public Bid Results

evan wrote:good grouping for merritt

bottom dweller
bottom dweller
bottom dweller
solid okanagan
solid okanagan
solid okanagan
solid okanagan
stupid northern company
stupid northern company
stupid northern company
+1

Every time I go on this thread it reaffirms my decision to move out of the industry.
by PlantinTaders
Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Should I switch companies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Should I switch companies?

Go public with the name of the company. We should know what company is letting these things go on, and potential rookies deserve the chance to make a well informed decision and avoid the worst actors. These forums are read by people, and your feedback could help to make a positive change. Planters h...
by PlantinTaders
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Getting British Columbia or Canada the Guiness Record for most trees in a day?
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Getting British Columbia or Canada the Guiness Record for most trees in a day?

One in ten are support staff? In my own camp, we have five foremen, one supervisor, two checkers, and two cooks for 48 planters. That's 1 in 4. At the last coastal company that I worked at in the spring, we had one owner and three full-time foremen (and sometimes myself doing special missions) comp...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?
Replies: 51
Views: 10526

Re: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?

A "rules this and regulations that and I'm entitled to this and you're obligated to do that" guy like Mike on these forums is more of a threat to planting as a unique job where people can make decent money than a low-balling, parasitic company. No, he isn't. The bottom line is that there is not eno...
by PlantinTaders
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Hardcore Treeplanters
Replies: 59
Views: 3804

Re: Hardcore Treeplanters

Hilarious. How can someone trying to make a living with translation businesses make so many glaring spelling and grammatical errors, while copy/pasting the bulk of their content?
by PlantinTaders
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Hardcore Treeplanters
Replies: 59
Views: 3804

Re: Hardcore Treeplanters

Well done cream. I'd say he is a fraud, and a douche at the very least. All these websites look like they are circa 1998, and made by a mildly autistic grandmother with early onset alzheimer's. Also nice comeback 2 years after the fact kenax. Bonerhead. So fresh. Does anyone remember that website th...
by PlantinTaders
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting gear in Campbell River
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Planting gear in Campbell River

I've got a lightly used pair of 3-baggers in town if you're interested.

$20
by PlantinTaders
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1381

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Hello I have planted for the Dewan's the past two spring seasons. They have been very good employers so far, the highest paying I have worked for and they really do want to get a solid group of planters going. The company does have some older guys who all line plant for a day rate but most of us pl...
by PlantinTaders
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Discuss Safety in the Planting Industry
Replies: 37
Views: 2210

Re: Discuss Safety in the Planting Industry

I don't necessarily agree with this statement. I too use to think that paying planters more would improve safety. The idea was to slow down production slightly (thereby improving safety by reducing a few states of mind that lead to injuries, like rushing, and frustration) while maintaining their re...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Mobile Applications for Planters?
Replies: 17
Views: 4217

Re: Mobile Applications for Planters?

In a tree planting video game you would be dead before you ever got Simon in your sights
by PlantinTaders
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Work Wizer Bags
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Work Wizer Bags

Had a set in 2010. They fell apart pretty quickly at the stitching, but after reinforcing the stitches with dental floss they remained usable. I seem to remember the foam parts being about on par with bushpro as far as holding up to use. I wouldn't buy again. Go with bushpro. More durable, less main...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)

Although I found Folklore to definitely be more stingy when it came to flagging then the small handful of other companies I've planted for, it was never that hard to find. I just had to work a little harder to procure it, and be more conservative using it. The "flagging is always unnecessary" mindse...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)

Finding that bag in a folklore camp would be like hitting the jackpot big time.
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Timber Kings - Tree Planting
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Timber Kings - Tree Planting

Anyone notice how the bags themselves are worked in but the shoulder straps are fresh out of the packaging?

Its like they didn't want to look like total newbs but thought dirty straps would be too gross.

4baggers though, serious business.
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)

Hands off Dave!

I plan on hoarding this tape and rationing it out to your planters when the blue has run out and we are down to using green and teal again.
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: free flagging tape (campbell river, b.c.)

I'll take it.

As to the work I can talk to my boss(s). We're delayed by snow for a while still though.

Just emailed you.
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2014 Public Bid Results
Replies: 157
Views: 43634

Re: 2014 Public Bid Results

RPF wrote: Was BCTS silly enough to accept this bid?
Wow.

I'm beginning to think you really are who I have suspected you are.
by PlantinTaders
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Brinkman and Associates
Replies: 126
Views: 15128

Re: Brinkman's north island work. worth while?

Its too bad they don't have much of a taste for keeping caches stocked with trees...
by PlantinTaders
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Brinkman and Associates
Replies: 126
Views: 15128

Re: Brinkman's north island work. worth while?

Instead of paying 11 or 12 or 14% of trees planted to a commission foreman who then cuts planters into pieces, the foreman is payed a flat rate of lets say $25 per planter head and everyone(including the foreman) cattle plants the same piece. So no matter how many trees the crew plants, the manageme...
by PlantinTaders
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: which is faster - low density or high density?
Replies: 13
Views: 3282

Re: which is faster - low density or high density?

Last season I moved from a coastal contract doing 4's and 5's to a contract in the Kootenays doing 9's. Terrain was similar and specs were similarly strict. I think overall it would have been much easier to just cover more ground and find easier spots for half as many trees in a plot.
by PlantinTaders
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Best Rookie Questions
Replies: 155
Views: 13685

Re: Best Rookie Questions

I will be starting my planting season this April and need to find a good shovel that suits me ASAP. Here is one that is apparently 'easy to modify'. . Does anyone know how you exactly go about modifying them? would I have to cut it with a saw or does it come apart easily or something...? If I were ...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Best Rookie Questions
Replies: 155
Views: 13685

Re: Best Rookie Questions

I will be starting my planting season this April and need to find a good shovel that suits me ASAP. Here is one that is apparently 'easy to modify'. . Does anyone know how you exactly go about modifying them? would I have to cut it with a saw or does it come apart easily or something...? If I were ...
by PlantinTaders
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Outland Reforestation/Restoration
Replies: 92
Views: 6029

Re: OUTLAND Reforestation feedback

This post is a continuation of my response to a job ad for Outland in the 807 area(Ontario Northwest). This add can be found here: http://www.replant.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=65852 I agree with your comment for the most part. Our prices have dropped (significantly) since my first year, and we h...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Old Injury?
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: Old Injury?

What hand is the injury on? What are the nature of your symptoms? If on your dominant(shovel) hand would gripping a handle all day and dealing with the stress of repeated shovel throws be a problem? If on your tree hand could repeatedly compacting or jamming your little finger as you insert seedling...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?
Replies: 51
Views: 10526

Re: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?

Either that, or we'd see a new industry blossom where clean moose urine is traded as a highly valuable commodity.
by PlantinTaders
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: A&M Reforestation 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: A&M Reforestation 2012

Ahh my mistake then, I thought it was a little strange to not have anyone still hanging around.
by PlantinTaders
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: A&M Reforestation 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: A&M Reforestation 2012

as far as Aju: the only person who was an A&M Reforestation employee at that time is our general manager, who at the time was a supervisor in a camp where Aju was not working. <6 years, retention of only a single individual, that person being the general manager. I think that alone says a great dea...
by PlantinTaders
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: A&M Reforestation 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: A&M Reforestation 2012

What is the companies response now for Aju Iroaga, who went missing in 2006? I heard about this guy. From what I heard the police concluded he likely tried to hitchhike and was murdered or he unwittingly wandered deep into the bush, starved, and was never found. Although if I remember correctly I h...
by PlantinTaders
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Pinecone Picking vs Tree Planting
Replies: 38
Views: 21754

Re: Pinecone Picking vs Tree Planting

I really think the terms "natural" and "genetically modified" need to be qualified here. You may call the seeds produced in orchards "genetically modified", or "unnatural", but when you look at it, that is not always the case. Most seed grown in orchards is, as I understand it, collected from natura...
by PlantinTaders
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2012 Public Bid Results
Replies: 205
Views: 27982

Re: 2012 Public Bid Results

Think of hard hats, steel toed boots, or any other aspects of PPE and general safety that aren't the responsibility of the individual planter. These are simply mandates handed down onto the planters so some forester can say they've done something about safety, justifying their over-payed existence ...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Planting Bareroots
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Planting Bareroots

Hehe, "ready to log", thats a good one. Heres some "ready to log" white spruce that I planted in Ontario this past season. http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5352/p6030426.jpg Except these were "2.5s" (2-2.5 years, all in a container). The root systems were quite entangled and many taproots were actua...
by PlantinTaders
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Identifying Tree Species
Replies: 36
Views: 17937

Re: Identifying Tree Species

Its awesome that you are doing this. Not only will it help new planters become more efficient by learning species, but vets can garner valuable knowledge from this as well. I'm amazed at the amount of veteran planters and bush workers I meet who know little to nothing about identification beyond a b...
by PlantinTaders
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: What do you value in an employer/contractor?

staema wrote: the "shut the fuck up cent".
Would you care to elaborate on that?