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Tree Planters

D&W Regeneration, Inc.

Oakdale, LA

$16.20-$18.90 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Manual itinerant work hand tree planting to reforest and maintain timberlands. Plant bare-root or containerized trees using a shovel, hoe dad, dibble bar or hoe. Transport trees in a tree bag and select optimum planting location that meets spacing, soil and shade requirements. Bare soil as needed. Dig holes at predetermined intervals using mattock-like tool or dibble. Sort tree seedlings, discarding substandard seedlings, according to standard charts or verbal instructions. Place seedling in hole and pack soil firmly around plant using foot and planting tool. As a minor activity, apply fertilizer to seedlings by hand. These jobs involve propagating, protecting, and managing forest tracts. Workers who apply for and obtain, or currently hold a FLC or FLCE certificate of registration with driving authorized by the USDOL Wage and Hour Division during the employment period may transport workers, count and check, and may be offered additional work hours. Drug-Free Workplace. Random and post-accident drug testing is conducted at the employer's expense. Drug testing will be carried out equally between U.S. workers and H-2B workers at employer's expense. WORK SCHEDULE 7 HRS/DAY M-F, 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 5 HRS/DAY SATURDAY, 7:00 AM –12:00 PM; 40 HRS/WK. Employer may pay piece rates of $18.00 to $30.00 per acre planted correctly and/or $10.00 to $15.00 per acre fertilized correctly but not less than an hourly wage of $16.20 in LA and TX and $18.90 in Calcasieu, LA.
Job Classification:
45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
No education or experience required. Requires physical stamina. Must lift and carry 50 pounds. Extensive walking over rough terrain. Work is outdoors in extreme temperatures and adverse weather. Work schedule and locations dependent on weather conditions. Must pass drug screenings. Overnight travel required. Production standard of 1750 trees correctly planted per 7 hour day after one week of on the job training.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
D&W Regeneration, Inc.
Center, TX 75935
Telephone Number:


657 US-165, Oakdale, LA 71463

Job Order Details

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