Become a Tree Planter this summer! Applications due January 29th
JDI Woodlands is currently seeking tree planters for the 2016 planting season in the areas of St. Leonard, Fredericton, Saint John, Kennebecasis Valley, and Sackville. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the January 29th deadline.
The trees we plant make a tremendous contribution towards the reduction of greenhouse gases. In its lifetime, the average tree will absorb approximately 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2). Over the next 50 years, the woodlands we own or manage will absorb over 92 million tonnes of CO2. That’s equivalent to 18 million cars off the road for one year.
Long-term sustainability is not only vital for responsible forestry, but also to the environment and the economy. As the reforestation leader in Canada, JDI has planted almost 1 billion trees since 1957 – a national record. In May 2015, JDI tree planters set a Guinness World Record planting over 50,000 trees in one hour! We are pleased to welcome many of our 2015 crew back for another season.
Our tree planters are paid based on the number of trees planted – the more you plant, the more you earn. In addition to these wages, successful tree planters can also receive scholarship money at the end of the season towards tuition at the post-secondary institution they attend. Over the last 15 years, JDI has supported hundreds of tree planters with over $500,000 in scholarships. The JDI tree planting scholarship is one of many incentives and awards available to students in our region. Click here for more details about our scholarship and incentive programs.
If you love the great outdoors and are up for physical challenge, we are looking for high energy, self-motivated individuals to join our team. This opportunity offers a unique experience unlike any other summer job.