For Cash and Pride, Replanting Canada's Forests by the Millions

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“Planting is for people who want to live in a different way, who thrive on pushing themselves in unusual ways. The day-to-day is miserable, but the whole is special,” Each year, twentysomethings from all over the world take on one of the most gr...

“Planting is for people who want to live in a different way, who thrive on pushing themselves in unusual ways. The day-to-day is miserable, but the whole is special,”

Each year, twentysomethings from all over the world take on one of the most gruelling yet satisfying summer jobs imaginable.

Forestry is one of Canada's largest industries, especially in British Columbia. Each year, around 2 million acres of forest is harvested in British Columbia alone. The most popular form of harvesting has been clear-cutting blocks of land, and in the mid-80s out of concern for the environmental impacts of overharvesting, laws were enacted that require three new trees for every one harvested.

From this need to replant, the job of planting trees was born.

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