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Various tidbits of this industry.

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    The hell of tree planting

    Now that you’ve read the romantic side of treeplanting, let’s delve into the nasty stuff. If you are lucky, you get to stay in a logging camp. Warm bed and room at night, a cafeteria where there is often a…

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    Tree Planting Charity Volunteer Work

    A company recently wrote me a letter expressing interest in cooperation, that they wanted to do something for the environment but only had a little bit of money. To which I eventually responded: what’s a subscription box? i just need…

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    Are you a treeplanter?

    A highballer (fast planter) can make from $250-500 a day, which makes this job seem appealing. It was the highest paying job I could find for the summers when in university. But it is also one of the ten toughest jobs…

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    Treeplanting Companies

    Below you will find the contact details to many tree planting companies to help you find work for the upcoming season. Or for 50$ I can send an email to all of them (121 on July 18, 2018) on your…

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    Charity

    After treeplanting my way through university, I decided to move to the city of my birth, Prague, Czech Republic. I was involved in some charities for the 15 years I lived there, but eventually got tired of the stagnation, so I moved…

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    The Forester

    The above mentioned quality control procedures sound quite impressive, dont they? You would expect an industry this old to have developed a solid and systematic approach by now. Unfortunately, from the perspective of a lowly planter like myself, it appears…

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    Stretching When You Treeplant

    Having played sports much of my life, I learned the value of stretching. I guess it was more important to me now, considering my age, but many of the young ones would walk crooked and constantly complain about back and…

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    Treeplanting Stories

    When crazy people like treeplanters meet nature in such a raw environment, you can expect some interesting things to happen. Following are a collection that I have managed to remember over the years. – One guy was planting away in…

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    Bugs While Treeplanting

    If it’s not the sun and searing heat its the rain and torrential downpour. And if it’s not one of the other hundred things which make treeplanting living hell on earth, it’s the BUGS! We used to always giggle and…

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    Treeplanting Attire

    Many planters like to plant topless and get a wonderful tan. Preferably without straps, but I’ve seen people pass out due to heat or sun stroke and I advise you to be careful regarding this. Once I stopped for some…