FAQs about tree planting
Does Summit feed their employees?
We charge a camp cost of $25/day when eating on camp. Camp costs allow Summit to provide each planter with food each day, transportation to and from the block, as well as all amenities on camp (drinking water, showers, first aid expertise, hand washing stations etc.)
How do employees get transported to/from work?
Summit provides transportation to and from the block on work days. In the case of a camp move, work trucks are used to move employees to the destination of their new camp, during a camp move, personal gear will be transported using company trucks (we will move camps 3-5 times a summer and those moves typically take 3-4 days each).
What does a typical tree planting work day look like?
We base our work days around a set eating schedule that places breakfast and diner 12 hours apart (i.e. 5am breakfast and 5pm dinner). A work day revolves around the scheduling for these meals. Depending on weather/season, amount of time spent planting will vary.
How does a tree planting shift work?
Our tree planters work 3/1 shifts (three days of work, one day off, repeat). Camp moves, weather, and other factors may cause this to change.
I have dietary restrictions. Can these be accommodated in camp?
We can accommodate any dietary restriction on camp. At time of hire be sure to mention any dietary restrictions and/or allergies to your crewboss. Vegetarians, vegans, and gluten frees frequent out planting camps and are welcome with open arms.
What equipment do I need?
As a first year planter, your crewboss will provide you with all the specialty gear that you need to succeed (shovel, planting bags, flagging, whistle, plot cord, etc.). For further packing information visit our 'What To Bring' tab under the resource tab.
What does a typical work outfit look like for a tree planter?
Pants: Tree planters are commonly found in leggings or different types of comfortable pants.
Shirt: A long sleeve shirt is a frequent essential to keep sun and bugs away from the skin. On hot days, many tree planters choose to wear an oversized dress shirt (the material catches wind and helps to cool).
Hat: A sun hat is an essential when working long hours in the sun. A hat can effectively keep away sun stroke or a massive head ache which can be the difference between a successful work day and not.
Boots: Planting boots are to the preference of the planter; some planters prefer a light pair of hikers, other prefer a waterproof option.
Buff: Top these essentials with a buff around your neck and you are ready for the block.
Have more questions?
Give us a call, email, or text. We would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions that you may have.