How to treeplant

Detailed instructions from a 7 year veteran highballer on how to plant quickly and efficiently.

  • How to treeplant

    Understanding the specs

    Like any industry or job, it has its system of quality control. The specs (technical specifications) usually change with every project. Spruce is better for wetter ground, while pine can be better in higher, drier ground. If planting on the…

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    Treeplanting Plot

    The quality check is performed using a plot, which you create by randomly sticking your shovel into the ground somewhere and check all the trees which have fallen within an 8 foot radius of that shovel. First the treeplanting company’s…

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    Diet to give you optimum energy

    Such an arduous job will inevitably tax your body. Your metabolism seems to double, with a likewise increase in appetite. Your wounds heal three times as fast. Your nails and hair grow faster as well. While fasting, I’ve learned that your body…

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    How to Tree plant – The Shovel

    This is the tool which will make all things happen. Inevitably, one can look at it as their golf club. You could even consider having different shovels for different types of ground. You can get a staff shovel (shown here),…

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    How to Tree plant – Tree Planting Medium

    Planting medium is the soil or other substance you are considering to plant your tree in. Usually they specify the requirements. Sometimes they let you plant in rotting wood. Usually, if the rotting wood is still red but getting quite…

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    How to Tree plant – Efficiency of Movement

    One foreman kept repeating this to me: efficiency of movement. His numbers, whenever he got the opportunity to plant, were phenomenal. I watched him and he didn’t seem to be moving fast at all. Whenever I watched the ultra highballers,…

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    How to Tree plant – Close Your Hole

    You can get quite creative here as well. One planter showed me a video how, in soft sand, he didn’t even need to close his hole because the sand just fell into the hole naturally. In a particular terrain, I might push…

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    How to Tree plant – Insert Your Tree

    Like our mushy C-cut example above, even here you will see there are different styles. Sometimes the terrain is so mushy you can practically just gloop your tree plug into the ground without a shovel. [I was once on such…