In Focus: The Laborious Lives of Tree Planters in Canada

By David Schonauer   Thursday July 22, 2021

Photojournalist Rita Leistner still remembers the day she planted 6,000 trees. It was 1989, and she was working as a tree planter in the Canadian bush, a job she held from 1984 to 1993. It was a physically punishing job, notes Feature Shoot, which spotlights Leistner’s book Forest for the Trees (Dewi Lewis), currently available for advance sales via Indiegogo, as well as a related documentary film. The tree planters plant trees that are harvested for lumber, notes FS.

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