Our Services include Tree Planting, Site Preparation, Brush Saw, Mechanical Seeding, Land Clearing, Air Blast Spray, Cone/Seed Collecting, Stand Improvement and more!
Established in 1997, Heritage Reforestation Inc. (HRI) provides services to Commercial Forest Managers, Private Land Owners, Crown Corporations, Saw Mills, Municipalities, Government Agencies, Commercial Landscaping, Mining Companies, Oil & Gas Companies, Forest License Holders and Conservation Authorities.
Born from the ashes of the cowboy days of Tree Planting in the late 1990's, HRI has risen as a reliable, professional and adaptable industry leader across Canada. Our primary business is Commercial Reforestation within the Canadian Forestry Industry. We plant over 30 million trees per year covering over 15,000 hectares of ground with a workforce of over 500 employees.
Our mission is to provide top quality results and value to our clients while providing our workers with a safe, profitable and highly rewarding work experience.
We are a one-stop-shop to all your Reforestation needs. Whether you are a Forest Manager, Private Land Owner, Municipality or Government Agency, Mine Operator, Oil and Gas Company, Saw Mill, Forest License Holder or Conservation Authority, no job is too big or small for us. We will take a look at your project and give you a price, free of charge.
We are the largest Reforestation Contractor in Canada
Our clients love working with us because we are professional, reliable, adaptable and we get the job done on time
Our workers are incredible people. We hire and retain hard-working, intelligent and professional individuals.
We recruit and retain the best people.
INTERESTED IN TREE PLANTING?
"I LOVE WORKING FOR HRI. IT'S THE FIRST JOB I'V HAD WHERE I AM TREATED LIKE A REAL HUMAN BEING"
ROSEMARY ELIZABETH / HEAD COOK / 9 YEARS
"MAN, I LOVE THIS COMPANY! IT'S EPIC. THE PEOPLE HERE ARE AWESOME!"
GUILLAUME R. / CREW BOSS / 7 YEARS
"I LIKE WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY BECAUSE I'M CONSTANTLY LEARNING AND THEREFORE GROWING"
NEVARRE S. / TREE DELIVERER/ 5 YEARS
"IT FEELS LIKE A FAMILY. I LOVE THAT"
NATALINA G / HEAD COOK / 17 YEARS
"I KEEP COMING BACK BECAUSE I MAKE MORE MONEY EVERY SEASON"
KASHTIN / TREE PLANTER / 7 YEARS
New to Tree Planting?
When you become a tree planter you must make a commitment to yourself to work hard in a challenging environment. It is common for the land, weather, access and stock type to change quickly from one day to the next. A planting season starts in late April or early May for most people. May usually consists of cold mornings, cool rain and lots of enthusiasm. By mid-June, the weather starts to heat-up and your planting skills are at their best. Most planting camps work four or five days with one day off spent in the closest town. At the end of June, it is well advised to take a short break to recover before the summer work begins
Learn More: The Daily Routine
You wake up at five or six in the morning, get dressed, and stumble into the mess tent. A huge breakfast awaits you, and when you've finished eating, you make your lunch from the array of goodies provided by the cook, such as: sandwiches, granola bars, cookies, fruit, vegetables, or trailmix. Then you pile into your crew vehicle (usually a supercab truck) and head off to the block. Onsite, you grab your planting bags, bag-up with trees, pick up your shovel and head out to your designated piece of land. After nine or ten hours, you return to camp, where you can wash up and eat another huge meal. An important part of the planting experience is eating. It is important to replace all of the calories you'll burn during the day. Planters who don't eat or drink enough have low energy and consequently low numbers. After dinner, it's all up to you. Guitars appear, letters get written and there's always conversation by the fire or in the mess tent. Most planters crash by nine or ten, getting reseted for the next day
The Truth of the Matter
Tree planting is damn hard work. Although we love it, it is not the job for everyone. New planters should come to a season expecting to work harder than they ever have before. All planters contribute to group tasks (unloading tree shipments, etc), working as a team to make the entire season a success. Tree planting is unpredictable! Anticipate days where stock (or the ground) is frozen, the land is rocky, or the crew plants faster than stock deliveries can be brought in. It is important to make each good planting day count, and remember, complacency is a terrible waste of a potentially great season. Aim for each day to be your biggest