Ten cents a tree

It was both the best and worst job of my life. Treeplanting. 3 month stints in the bush in northern Ontario and British Columbia for two summers.

I can’t wait to see the full version of this documentary. Treeplanting is one of Canada’s youths favourite past time. Almost like a rite of passage. Why? I’m not sure. Everyone will give you a different reason. Some like the money. In fact, most like the money. Others like the experience. Regardless of motivation, every person that tree plants comes out of the bush a different person than when they went in.

Everyone that I planted with has the same grin on their face when they’re in a toilet and the dispenser says Kimberly Clark, the company we planted for. I planted hundreds of thousands of tree that will one day end up as toilet roll.

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