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Tree planting is the main seasonal job in forestry. Tree planting is done over the winter months (June-September). Employment can sometimes extend into the spring if work is available release spraying the newly planted trees.
This is a job for anyone who is fit, strong and reliable, and enjoys hard work in the outdoors in all weather.
$19 - $25/hr
No qualifications required
Hard physical work
Absence from home
Varies with employer
No qualifications are required, but tree planting is a skilled job as considerable care is needed. The work is often based on 'piece rates' meaning the harder you work, the more you get paid. It requires early morning starts and sometimes long travel distances, and working as part of a team.
Planting trees is a great seasonal job which can lead to a full time role in forestry or other primary industries.