May 31, 2015

Spotlight: Tree Planting Jobs

Want to spend your summer outdoors? Do you want to get paid to help save the world? It’s time to find a tree planting job.

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The forests of the world are being cut down at an alarming rate. Nearly 1.5 acres of forest is cut down every second! That’s the equivalent of 20 football fields every minute. (Read 51 more deforestation facts here.)

Mining, logging, climate change, fires, floods, wildlife extinction, and other factors contribute to the world’s deforestation problem. One route to help sustainability is through tree planting jobs. So here’s a big thank you to all the hard working tree planters in the world!

Trees help humans sustain life, filter the air we breath, provide homes for animals and humans, prevent soil loss, and so much more. Every year, tree planters plant billions of trees to re-forest our planet. Not only does this job save the planet, it’s also a fantastic and lucrative way to spend the summer.

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Tree planters may have the ultimate outdoor job. They work in remote camps in the wilds of the United States and Canada. From May to September, this green job is in full swing. After developing proper tree planting tactics (take a step, dig a hole, plant a tree, repeat), a good tree planter can plant 1000’s of trees a day. There are legends of super tree planters who can plant over 10,000 trees a day.

Working for tree planting employers like Brinkman, you can make between 8 and 25 cents per tree planted. With no expenses at tree planting camps, that can factor to between $250 and $300 per day – although many tree planters make less.

There’s one impressive story about a woman from British Columbia who repaid $26,000 worth of debt in 15 months working as a tree planter – there aren’t too many jobs where you can do that!

There’s no doubt about it, tree planting is not an easy job. Tree planters deal with bugs, bears, exposure to the elements, and remote workplaces. In fact, the BBC, calls tree planting one of the world’s toughest jobs!

If you want to spend your time outside saving the planet, you should search for tree planting jobs. It’s a rewarding job that helps to sustain life. Are you ready to find a tree planting job?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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