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 40: Realities for Rookies & More with Kat Tourand The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter

Kat has two seasons under their belt in Saskatchewan, with a little planting in AB and BC. They switched over to BC fully in 2020, where they actually had their Dad join them for the spring plant from April-June! This is a great episode for anyone looking to get into planting as Kat discusses a lot of their own perceptions about planting and what it was actually like getting into it. For anyone who is looking to stay closer to home this year due to covid, they give an insight into more of what prairie planting looks like…really building on episode 14 with Matthew Kent where we discussed similar planting areas and styles. We also discuss boots a fair bit, especially as smaller people who have trouble finding ones that fit, and planting within the southern interior of BC. We really just talk about everything…its a great conversation between two planters just shooting the shit.  Update: Kat's Dad excelled during the planting season, and although he said he would never do it again…started to miss it a few weeks after planting finished up and they are BOTH going back to the same spot this year… #classic Also, kept my caulks in the Cariboo. Don't regret it. Will be doing it again. Caulks for life. 
  1. Episode 40: Realities for Rookies & More with Kat Tourand
  2. Episode 39: Back Injuries with Connor Fairfield
  3. Episode 38: The Legacy of Ben Prunty
  4. Episode 37: The Godfather with Dirk Brinkman
  5. Episode 36: Gaming with Sean Huggins

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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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