We deliver reforestation services to forest licensees, the mining industry, oil and gas providers, the public and woodlot owners across Canada.

Our team provides services on afforestation, reforestation and reclamation projects. This includes planting prescriptions, the provision of comprehensive budgets and tree sourcing using our buying power. Spectrum can field a large contingent of highly motivated and trained workers whenever and wherever required. We can tackle the demands of any size or type of planting project.

With more than 37 years of experience in the reforestation industry, our highly experienced workforce employs cutting-edge silviculture techniques using our Reforestation Management System (RMS) to provide constant control on quality and production, thereby ensuring excellent results. Safety is paramount at Spectrum and all of our crews are trained to adhere to the highest industry safety standards.

Spectrum is seeking Tree Planters for our 2024 reforestation season. Let the countdown to the 2024 season begin.

MonthsDaysHoursMinutesSecondsThe Tree Planting Season Has Begun!

2024 Tree Planting Season


14 million trees estimated to be planted in the spring and summer planting season.


Trees Planted in the 2023 Season


  • Fort St. James
  • Williams Lake
  • Vanderhoof
  • Bear Lake
  • Prince George
  • McLeod Lake and Mackenzie


Spectrum’s compensation is competitive with other tree planting companies. Companies in the industry at times advertise gross pay per tree. We pay a per tree rate and add statutory holiday pay and vacation pay in addition to the quoted per tree rate. The per tree rate varies based on the contract. Here are some examples of how our pay structure looks.

2024 Spectrum Per Tree Compensation Structure

  • Our Quoted Price (¢)*
  • Minimum**
  • Average***
  • Highest
  • Our Quoted Price (¢)*
  • 15.5
  • 19
  • 34
  • Stat and Vac (¢)
  • 1.302
  • 1.596
  • 2.856
  • Gross Pay per Tree (¢)
  • 16.8
  • 20.6
  • 36.86

*Gross pay is before taxes and other statutory deductions, camp fees and special worksite allowances.
** This price is limited to one contract in 2024, all other contracts have a minimum price 0.5¢ – 7.5¢ greater.
***Average tree price across all trees and contracts.

The Role

  • Planting seedling trees.
  • Seedling handling and care.
  • Microsite location selection.
  • Tree quality and spacing inspection.
  • Record and document the number of trees planted.
  • Load boxes, move equipment and assist in set up or take down of camp infrastructure.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.
  • Participation in safety initiatives.

What You Bring

  • Be physically fit for a demanding role with the ability to carry 50+ pounds.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-changing environment.
  • A good work ethic, a positive attitude and willingness to contribute to a team environment.
  • The ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Map reading skills.
  • Preparation for work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties in a workplace where English is the language of work.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Commitment to Spring and Summer plant (mid-May to mid-August, April planting is optional).
  • Willingness to work, enjoy, and live in a remote setting.
  • A tent and a willingness to camp. Tree planters are responsible for bringing all of their own personal items including clothing, footwear, toiletries, tents, and tarps. Spectrum has planting equipment available for purchase.

What You Can Expect

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Spectrum’s tree planting camps are remote bush camps. We have a kitchen where we provide your meals, dining tents, bathrooms, shower facilities, first aid rooms, drinking water and Starlink internet access.
  • Experienced Supervisors and Crew Leaders, drivers that are trained in-house through a resource road driver training program overseen by the BC Forest Safety Council. All management and safety-sensitive positions are deemed fit for duty through pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
  • Training and mentorship throughout your tree planting journey. For years, Spectrum has maintained a 60-70% veteran planter ratio, giving new planters ample opportunity to learn from peers and have a high saturation of planter knowledge.
  • A proactive approach to safety and injury prevention. Onsite OFA Level 3 first aid attendants who are trained specifically in tree planting related injury prevention. Spectrum works with TotalPhysio and provides pre-season taping clinics to help with injury prevention and on-going injury management, as well as access to virtual appointments with physiotherapists for quick and remote in-season injury assessment and injury management.
  • A 3 day on, 1 day off schedule rotation.
  • Planting as early as mid-April.
  • Opportunities to expand your work season beyond planting trees, well into the fall and across the continent.

Planting Resources

Fit to Plant Physical Training Program 

Top 10 Bio-Mechanical Imperatives for Tree Planters

Fit to Plant: Resources for Tree Planters

King Kong Reforestation


Interested in joining our team?

Spectrum knows reforestation.