Up North


Not this summer but last, my brother Neil and I flew up to north to help the Dorward brothers with the sole tree planting contract awarded in the Yukon. 45,000 trees in 14 days. Colin and Ryan put the trees in the ground; Neil and I handled everything else from running trees, to checking, to cooking. I even had to plant, something I had sworn never to do again. It was hard work, but good work — a trip down memory lane to 10 years previous when planting trees helped put me through university. It’s the type of experience that makes one hate the outdoors and love it all at once, and it was the best working holiday I’ve ever had. These photos tell the story.