Tonight at Curiosity Club: Nahanni Arntzen
Posted on 26 March 2015
Tree planting got its start in the 1960's after logging practices in British Columbia were leaving large swaths of bare earth that had little to no regeneration. The duty was first delegated to the loggers wives, to go in and replant the seedlings where the clearcuts had taken place. After this proved insufficient, forestry companies started offering up reforesting contracts and in the 70's groups of young hippies took those contracts and started tree planting They hauled in all supplies needed to sustain weeks and months at a time, setting up primitive camping sites on location of the planting.