Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Job Posting - Tree Planters

March 8th, 2017

Job Posting – Tree Planters Required 

To start in April – end in May (dependent on weather)

Job Location: RR 3 Exeter, Ontario

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is looking for energetic, enthusiastic people to plant trees through our spring tree planting program.

For complete details please download the PDF of job posting at this link: Job posting - Tree planters wanted

For general information about the Conservation Authority please refer to

The contract will begin in April, date depending on the arrival of nursery stock, and will last approximately six weeks through April and May. Generally the work week will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. although working some weekends or longer days may be required.

This is a “fairweather” contract: if the weather is not suitable for tree planting, planters do not work and will not be paid.

Duties include:

  • Carry out the proper planting of seedling trees and shrubs in a time-efficient manner by machine or hand planting.
  • Customer service through tree sorting and sales as required.


  • Mentally and physically capable of working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Mentally and physically capable of dealing with wind, dust, dirt, mud, blackflies, mosquitoes, and  other elements encountered while working outdoors.
  • Ability to lift boxes & bags of trees and to plant trees using a shovel or mechanical tree planter.
  • Attention to detail in planting and tending trees.
  • Motivated with a high energy level.
  • Positive attitude towards peers, supervisors, and clients.


Tree Planter (5 positions): $11.40/hour

Apply now to by providing your résumé and cover letter (via post-mail, e-mail or fax) clearly marked Tree Planter Job to:

Ian Jean, Forestry and Stewardship Specialist
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON  N0M 1S5
 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 Fax: 519-235-1963  E-mail:


Applicants will be contacted only if an interview is required.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is an equal-opportunity employer which is progressive in conservation stewardship. Based out of Morrison Dam Conservation Area, two kilometres east of Exeter, the ABCA delivers a wide array of environmental services for 12 watershed municipalities and the general public. 

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