News & Updates

Remembering Richard Whittall: A Real Wilderness Forester

Oct
5
Oct
5

Richard Whittall, who worked for Brinkman in the 1990’s and 2000’s, passed away at his home in Port Alberni on Sept 27 2016.  Although Richard had a forestry degree from Lakehead University, and could have been a “desk forester”, all he wanted to do was work in the bush with his succession of extremely bush wise dogs. 

A Greener's Guide to Planting

May
18
May
18

Crying, Cursing, Singing, Laughing: A Greener’s Guide to Planting

 

By Freya Wasteneys

“Tree planting is super hard!”

“You know tree planting is a lot of work, right?”

From Paris to Earth Day

Apr
24
Apr
24

Earth Day 2016 - Baba Brinkman

Remembering Tristan Barrett, The Chief

Mar
30
Mar
30

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of legendary treeplanting highballer and good friend to many of us Tristan Barrett, also known as ‘The Chief’.

Trees as fountains in slow motion on UN’s International Day of Forests

Mar
20
Mar
20

March 20th is UN International Forest Day, a celebration of this world’s slow-flowing green fountains.

Year Two at Cowichan Forestry Camp: Western Project Manager Meetings

Mar
10
Mar
10

Dirk Brinkman kicked off the weekend’s events with his “Brilliant Minds” presentation, where he acknowledged planters as the “backbone” of a company that has evolved to meet many current challenges on the ecological landscape. 

7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Browse Protection

Jan
22
Jan
22

"Sure, we know a lot of things, but our knowledge of browse protection options is surprisingly limited so we called in some expert help.

Thanks to Timo Scheiber, Operations Manager, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. who answered our questions and gave us his educated opinion.

Timo is reluctant to call himself a subject matter expert, but because he’s worked for Brinkman’s for over 25 years and they’ve planted an impressive 1 billion+ trees around the planet, we’re happy to call Timo an expert and grateful to have him share his experience."

No Man is an Island #2: Outpourings of Action for Faraz

Nov
10
Nov
10

By all accounts, Faraz Khodabandeh was a remarkable person, both a larger-than-life character and a respected up-and-coming leader in the Brinkman community. He thought deeply and cared deeply about the tree-planting experience and what it meant for the people involved, and he faithfully shared those thoughts with his friends and fellow planters, earning himself a reputation as a wilderness philosopher and modern Renaissance man. When Faraz’s life was tragically and prematurely cut short by a road accident on November 10th, 2013, the collective response was grief, but also action. Something about Faraz compelled his friends and family to take steps to preserve a lasting legacy for him.

Planting for Pemba: Brinkman Community Raises $30,000 for Community Forests in Tanzania

Nov
9
Nov
9

By Zack Melanson

 Tree-planters ‘get’ Pembans better than any other group I have met. Maybe it’s living in an isolated community, or maybe it’s just an understanding of what a hard day's work is all about, but planters ‘get’ Pembans.

Dirk Speaks to The Province About Climate Change and the Future of our Forests: Planting Redwoods

Oct
29
Oct
29

Last week Kent Spencer from The Province newspaper interviewed Dirk about the effect climate change is having on our forests and how progeny trials will help us determine how to adapt the species we plant to the changing climate.

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