Portraits of tree planting women commissioned by the British Columbia Interior Forestry Museum, 2014.

 

Tree planting is one of the most physically demanding jobs in Canada.  Every year approximately 500 million trees are planted across the country to establish new forests where trees have been previously harvested, and it is all done by hand.  Over 40% of tree planters are women and they are among the industry’s top earners.  

 

All images were taken in the interior of British Columbia on location at the various planting sites of five different crews.