About Us

Founded in 1973, Coast Range is one of the first tree planting companies in Canada.

We have experienced a lot of changes over the years, and now we are a single-owner operation that plants over 10 million seedlings a year in the interior of British Columbia. Our typical season begins late-April and runs through the end of July. Our experienced management team and cooking staff translates into well-run contracts and happy, well-fed planters.  We pay competitive prices, with our top three planters earning an average of $458.40 per day, and over 24 planters earning over $15,000 per season.

At Coast Range our main priority is safety. We have been SAFE Certified since 2007, and pride ourselves in having one of the most thorough Health & Safety programs in the industry. We are committed to providing our employees with up-to-date training and safe work procedures to minimize risks, while delivering excellent service to both our clients and employees.

A Message from the Owner, Garth Hadley

Garth Hadley, Owner of Coast Range Contracting Ltd.

“I am a tree planter. My vision for Coast Range is a tree planting company that I would want to work for.

When you plant for Coast Range, you are joining a family: a diverse community of open-minded individuals focused on safety, efficiency and continual improvement. We work together, striving every day to do our best in one of the toughest occupations in the world.

Coast Range is about people; about treating each other they way you would want to be treated. We are driven by an attitude of safety that pervades all that we do.

There is no one physical type that makes a successful tree planter. It is all between the ears. Success in planting demands a positive attitude and mental strength.

Tree planting at Coast Range is about maximizing your opportunities: the opportunity to earn, develop deep and long-lasting friendships, while constantly challenging yourself, both mentally and physically.

Some of the most accomplished people in our society attribute their achievements to what they learned tree planting.  If you can succeed at tree planting, you can succeed at anything.”