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 33: Navigating Our Path with Elisha Peterson The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter

Elisha Peterson is based in Golden, BC and has been on the road of becoming a pilot throughout her treeplanting career. Elisha started in Ontario and we go over how the transition went for her deciding to come out west, and the struggles she faced in that phase of her planting. We talk about her own journey to discovering her love for flight, as well as navigating it throughout her planting days. An important episode for any multifaceted human (so everyone) who has other side games besides planting, and balancing all of it.  UPDATE from Elisha since last winter when we recorded the interview: I feel like this was my realization this summer so if it’s not clear in the interview:  I took two paths at the same time. Planting and flying, which made me struggle emotionally, believing at times that I wasn’t doing my best and not putting enough effort into one. But the truth is I couldn’t have done one without the other. Tree planting gave me strength, and confidence (and money) to push me ahead of the game so when I’m ready to put my shovel down and I’ll be able to jump right into the cockpit and start my second career.
  1. Episode 33: Navigating Our Path with Elisha Peterson
  2. Episode 34: Mushrooms with Pete Moss
  3. Episode 20: HiBaller Memes & More with Will Stewart
  4. Episode 37: The Godfather with Dirk Brinkman
  5. Episode 10: Coast Range Contracting with Garth Hadley

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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