Photographs Pictures of Tree Planting 4

tree-planting-planters-2003_canfor_035

tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_002

tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_003

Often planters bring their pets with them. But beware of dogs! They often antagonise bears and who do you think they’ll run to for shelter once the bear thoroughly gets pissed off?

tree-planting-planters-2009_kamloops_046

tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_008

tree-planting-planters-2006_andy_027

Ya gotta be a bit nuts to survive this job and these conditions.

tree-planting-planters-2003_millar_003

tree-planting-planters-2004_trent_041

There usually being no mirrors around, and seeing how everyone else looks, I found I stopped giving a crap what I looked like. Actually a good confidence booster!

tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_011 tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_012

tree-planting-planters-2003_fsj_024

Or sometimes you are just plain crazy for being attracted to such a job.

tree-planting-planters-2006_andy_019

tree-planting-planters-2004_vanderhoof_015

Different people seek refuge in different ways.

tree-planting-planters-2009_kamloops_027

Around the campfire in the evenings is always a good one.

tree-planting-planters-2003_millar_011

The “mess tent”, where we eat, play cards or run to shelter from the rain, is another one. 

tree-planting-planters-2009_kamloops_019

tree-planting-planters-2003_millar_024

Trees freshly dropped onto the block by helicopter.

tree-planting-planters-2004_fsj_025

Some planters prefer not to wear gloves but use duct tape around their nimble fingers to give them an added edge to plant faster.

tree-planting-planters-2004_trent_022

What their hands look like by the end of the day.

tree-planting-planters-2005_vanderhoof_003

A common site.

tree-planting-planters-2006_quesnel_001

tree-planting-planters-2006_quesnel_003
tree-planting-planters-2009_kamloops_028

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_001

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_002

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_007

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_008

The “cut bank”, formed when building the road in steep ground. Sometimes it can be quite a challenge just to clamber up into your piece before you can start planting.

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_015

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_019

tree-planting-planters-2015_fallcoastal_004