Tuesday, June 27, 2006


The season is cruising along as usual. Lots of work, lots of fun and lots of trees planted (of course). This is me in some fill plant we were working on today (Tuesday). Can be nasty, but like the treeplanter's saying goes "there is no such thing as bad land, just bad prices." Thankfully the prices have been very good for the land we have been working on! (A typical fill block)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

To the Bush

After a couple weeks of work close to Grande Prairie we are finally heading back to the bush for the remainder of the summer (so don't expect any updates in the near future).  Currently sitting in Grande Cache refuelling the vehicles before we head out on the trunk road to camp (only another 45 minutes from here).  Have a great summer!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Angel Falls

One of the major highlights of my Latin American travels was my trip to Angel Falls. As most of you know I dropped my camera in the river about 2 hours before arriving at the falls so I was unable to get any of my own pictures unfortunately. However, one of the other guys that I was there with took a number of pictures before his batteries ran out and has recently emailed me a few of the photos from the falls including this one. I still vividly remember climbing up close to the base of the falls and going for a swim with the cool mist from the falls cascading down. What an incredible spot!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Better land Planting

It seems that my last planting video was of interest to those who have not seen Alberta planting before. Here is another quick video in a little bit better land. (Tyson is the commentator)

We also found out that the wax (KEEP COOL) tree boxes burn very well (but shhh... don't tell my boss).

Friday, June 02, 2006

Helicopter Ride

Ever ride in a Heli? Here is a quick clip from a flight on the mines.

Treeplanting Video

Back to the Block

Back to the classic cut blocks in Alberta. This block had some slash (the non-harvested trees and branches still laying around) along with a few poorly spaced mounds (random piles of dirt randomly piled up by an excavator) in the wet areas. The taxi we use to get to most blocks.