Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd.
The Brinkman treeplanting story began half a century ago on a cut block in British Columbia. The trees we planted on that first contract are now older than most of our crew members. Since then we've planted more than a billion and a quarter trees, transforming the forestry industry along the way.
Planting trees is no longer seen as an investment in the distant future. It's part of the cost of cutting timber today. But thanks to Brinkman best practices, the forests we plant now are healthier than ever — ensuring a better-quality yield the next time. That's sustainability in action.
Having our hands in the soil all this time has taught us how natural systems work together, supporting and enriching human communities. Without stewardship, without balance, there is no economy. We've learned how to plant a sapling – or an idea – so its roots grow strong and deep.
Brinkman is Canada's oldest and foremost reforestation company. During 2005, its 35th operating year, the privately-owned company will celebrate its 800 millionth tree planted. Brinkman is recognized as a leader and innovator throughout the forest industry. The underlying approaches to Brinkman's silviculture and restoration services are based on ecologically sound practices. Under the leadership of Dirk Brinkman, the company has been a driving force in the development of Canada's reforestation industry. A founding member of silviculture contractor associations across Canada, Brinkman has participated on many steering committees and roundtables addressing national and provincial forest resource issues. Many of the company's innovations in equipment and operations have become industry standards, including planting bags and spades, girdling, mixed species/microsite planting, on-site camps, and seedling containers.
The broad range of services that Brinkman offers have proven effective in a variety of ecosystems within Canada and internationally. Its success and professional reputation are due to its people, a core staff group that has built 35 specialized crews with over 1000 seasonal employees. Brinkman is pleased to be a long term supplier to many of Canada's major forestry companies, some for more than 20 continuous years.See more