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Job Posting – Tree Planters Required – To start in April through May (dependent on weather)

Date of posting: February 29th, 2024

Job Location: Exeter, Ontario (71108 Morrison Line)

For complete details, please download the PDF of the job posting:

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities with the mandate to ensure the conservation, restoration and responsible management of Ontario’s water, land and natural habitats through programs that balance human, environmental and economic needs. Working with private landowners throughout the Ausable and Bayfield River watersheds, to implement stewardship projects, such as tree planting, is one of the programs that ABCA offers to positively contribute towards watershed health. 

ABCA’s stewardship team is looking for energetic, enthusiastic people to plant trees, and contribute towards the health of the environment. This is a fulfilling opportunity that provides valuable career-oriented skills. For general information about the Conservation Authority please refer to

The contract will begin in April, date depending on arrival of nursery stock, and will last approximately six weeks through April and May. Generally, tree planters work Monday to Friday; however, some extended hours and weekend work may be required. The tree planting schedule is weather-dependent. The position is based out of Morrison Dam Conservation Area (MDCA) at 71108 Morrison Line, Exeter; however, you will get to enjoy all that Spring has to offer, working outdoors, across the Ausable Bayfield watershed!

Duties include: 
  • Assist with unloading of nursery stock at the cold-storage facility.
  • Hand planting of tree seedlings, and large stock on private lands throughout the watershed.
  • Assist with machine planting of seedlings on private lands throughout the watershed.
  • Assist with sorting tree orders, and distributing orders to watershed landowners.
  • Versatile person, who is willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to lift bags of trees, potted trees and plant trees using a shovel or mechanical tree planter.
  • Attention to detail in planting and tending trees. 
  • Positive attitude towards peers, supervisors, and clients.
  • Energetic, and enthusiastic, with a willingness to learn

Remuneration: Tree Planter (4 positions): $18.00/hour 

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

Brooklyn Rau, Stewardship Technician
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  

Applicants will be contacted only if an interview is required. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is an equal-opportunity employer, which delivers a wide array of environmental services for 12 watershed municipalities and the general public. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, applicants will be notified of accessibility accommodations and assistive devices.

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