News & Updates

Alex Robertson, An Account of Our Beloved Friend's Passing: An Unthinkable Threat to Planter Well-being

Mar
3
Mar
3

By Erik Brinkman

By now many of you know that our good friend and sage colleague Alex Robertson has recently passed away. As a community we are here supporting each other through the immense grief and shock ­­-- shock that BC’s opioid crisis could take someone from our midst who we never would have thought was vulnerable. I am writing this account to honour his memory by shedding some light on the details of the week surrounding his passing as best I can and perhaps his passing can be a learning event for us to help mitigate this tragedy from repeating itself.

Life First: Thank You for Looking After One Another in 2016

Dec
31
Dec
31

Thank you for being with us in 2016. Thank you for taking care of each other. Thank you for being responsible for those who work with us and being responsible for our common environment, the living biosphere.

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.

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