Tree Planting Equipment

This a list of the most basic items you will require for tree planting. The list is certainly not exhaustive, but we strongly suggest that you use this list as your starting point.


  • Good tent, trailer, camper, or van
  • Warm sleeping bag is a must!
  • Ground sheet, tarp, foamie, or cot


  • Be prepared for all kinds of extreme weather conditions. Clothing will be in rough shape by the end of the summer!
    • Rain gear – pants, jacket with hood or hat
    • Sun hat – something with a peak or brim
    • Loose, light-colored clothing
    • Lots of socks
  • Good work boots, caulks are a definite asset
  • Wet weather boots – rubber caulked boots are suggested
  • 3 -4 pairs tree planting gloves (more may be necessary in wet weather)
  • A pair of running shoes for the “Boots Off” dining room

Personal Items

  • Day pack
  • Eating utensils – plate, cup, bowl, knife, fork, spoon
  • 4-5 litre water jug
  • Chap stick, sun screen, and hand lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Lawn chair – nice, but not necessary
  • Personal first aid supplies – band aids, moleskin, etc…
  • Watch and alarm clock
  • Flashlight or lantern
  • Enough money to get you through the first 3 weeks
  • Duct tape is a MUST HAVE
  • Personal record book in order to keep your own tally record
  • Gas can, if you have a vehicle