Brushing & Spacing

Torrent Silviculture works closely with licensees for contracts in the BC interior and Cariboo-Chilcotin areas. Spacing and brushing runs from early summer, when the vegetation is at peak growth, to late fall until the snow falls. We are expecting a large brushing and spacing program for 2023, beginning May 10th and running until the snow flies. While experience is an asset, it is not nessecary, and hard working candidates willing to commit for the whole season will be considered. Contact the office for more information on how to apply. 

What is Spacing and Brushing?

Spacing is the cutting of undesirable trees, herbaceous and shrubaceous plants within a young stand to reduce competition among the residual trees for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Spacing and brushing are done to control density to meet tree growth objectives, meet biodiversity and wildlife habitat resource objectives, maintain or enhance forest health, manage species composition and stand structure, and increase stand value. Typically, the effects of reducing stand density are, an increase in growth of trees, an increase in juvenile wood production, and a reduction in the length of financial and technical rotations.

Interested in Working with Us?

Torrent strives to hire all levels of experience and ages for its planting operations. New workers are integral for the industry, and by incorporating them into our company it provides an element of sustainability for future seasons. We believe there are many advantages to having a diverse range of experience throughout our crews. Our more experienced workers are able to share knowledge that you can only get in the field with less experienced workers, ultimately helping to create a more safe and ready workforce. By promoting diversity within our crews, we hope to create an environment which prompts curiosity and open dialogue, where everyone can learn something new from each other.

While silviculture has had a reputation of being a college or university students' summer job which helps pay for their education, it has become a career for many of our employees. Due to its high paying work it can provide stability, community, and an ever-changing work environment for those involved. Torrent also offers post-planting work such as fire work, medic work, brushing, and slash pile burning. Silviculture as an industry is constantly changing, but one thing that is constant is its draw to creative, hardworking individuals who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

Torrent is a SAFE certified company, meeting and exceeding highest safety standards within the industry. Through our training, dedicated crew bosses and supervisors, and in-depth anti-harassment training, we pride ourselves in creating a safe space for all genders, sexual orientations, races and religions.

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