Time required to plant pine tree seedlings

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tx_angler, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I posted this on the Maintenance & Renovation Forum but it might get more views here.

    I have an opportunity to plant about 100,000 loblolly pine tree seedlings. I need to know the average number of trees a laborer can plant per hour, manually.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    personally I would contact the forestry dept. and find out who has a seedling planter and contract with them. We have done 8 - 10 thousand by hand and I wouldn't even consider 100,000 by hand.
  3. snowdude

    snowdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I work for a reforestation company for the past couple of summers (better money). If the trees are 1 year old, (usually the most common for reforestaton). Depending on the land, and the scarification someone experienced in planting should be able to plant anywhere between 2 and 5 thousand trees in a typical day. If you have any more questions please feel free to PM becuase I do have some experience in this.

    Good luck

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