The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter Podcast

This is a podcast about tree planting in the forest industry. The Dirt is a place to shed light on the culture that is mostly contained within those who have stuck a shovel in the ground. Do you want to learn more about tree This is a podcast about tree planting in the forest industry. The Dirt is a place to shed light on the culture that is mostly contained within those who have stuck a shovel in the ground. Do you want to learn more about tree planting? Have you had a friend go tree planting and come back a totally different person, but you don’t understand why? Are you a tree planter and have a crazy story to share? Are you a planter who had a bad day and need someone who gets it to cheer you up? Are you nostalgic about your planting days and want to reminisce? This is the spot!

Cover art is by tree planter Bethany Davis from her illustration series “Follow the trees” https://davis-bethany.format.com/

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Episode 52: End Game with Mike Renaud The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter

Mike planted 8 seasons from 2007-2015. Over his career he planted a million trees, worked for 12 companies, and also planted in Scotland. He attended the Western Silviculture Association conference three times, once as a speaker on a panel about worker retention with Scooter. Mike executed a successful exit game and is now gainfully employed and living the stable life that doesn't involve suffering on the block! We talk about why Mike decided to leave planting, what he misses, how he went about doing it. This is the lo down episode for those who are trying to take the plunge this year, want to take the plunge, considering taking the plunge….a good reminder that there is life outside of treeplanting and that you CAN thrive financially and otherwise doing so.  LINKS Treeplanting song he mentions: General Store by The Gruff https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Various_Peppermill_Records/Hi_and_Ho_We_Plant_Trees Contact form to come onto podcast: https://wildewords.ca/2021/04/15/podcast-updates/
  1. Episode 52: End Game with Mike Renaud
  2. Episode 51: Yoga for Planters with Josy L'Astronaute
  3. Episode 50: Dog Prep for the Block with Gab Boudreau
  4. Episode 49: Eating Dirt with Charlotte Gill
  5. Episode 48: Ch-ch-changes with George Momchilov

Available on all major podcast platforms!!

One thought on “The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter Podcast

  1. We here at The Stranded Tree Farm (mostly me) have planted nearly 3000 trees over the past 9 summers. One at a time. Overall, I’ve planted close to 12,000 trees on land owned by myself, my father and my brother.
    But I can always learn from others. Cheers!

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