I don’t want to go tree planting. Hence the title of this blog, which is to serve as a record, a kind of experiential journalism.
Tree planting is a very hard job. I know this, because I have done it before. I planted for two years while I was still in college. I thought my last year would be my last year: that was in 2005.
Since, I moved to New York City to study – practically as far from the bush camps of Northern Alberta as is culturally possible. I have lived in New York for three years now, and I have what some would call ‘a life’ here, with some good friends and a nice girlfriend. This blog is for them, so that they may understand where I am, and what I am doing while I am gone. I will return in the fall.
This is also for people who are interested in planting and want to get a feel for the job before committing themselves and buying the bags. For those people, I suggest reading treeplanter.com’s 'about' section, which this blog will help to edify.
I leave New York tommorow.