Andree Morneault


Callander, Ontario, Canada

I plant trees to help maintain forestland.

My job is to make sure that forests regrow after trees are harvested. Where I work, we harvest about 3,000 hectares of forest (7,410 acres) a year. Two-thirds of this area grows back naturally. The other one-third needs to be planted.

During the winter, I plan what we will plant in the summer. We plant between 600,000 and 1,000,000 trees per year. I watch the growth of new trees and trees already there.

Andree Morneault shows some newly planted trees.

It takes about 80 years before many trees are big enough to harvest again. I will never get to see the trees become the forests of tomorrow. But I know they’re getting a good start.

Kim Kennedy

GIS Resource Specialist

Lansing, Michigan

I love maps! I work with computers to create graphs and maps. They show data, such as land use, tree cover, and environmental practices.

GIS stands for geographic information science. My focus is mapping trails. In Michigan, we have a lot of trails. The trails are for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and other activities. The trails are on state and national forestland. They can be found in state parks and recreation areas, too.

People who want to use the trails need to know where they are located. Forest managers also use trails. Planning for new trails or connecting trails is another way that mapping is important. Every day, my job brings something different!

Kendall Conroy

Wood Building Design Consultant

Portland, Oregon

I promote the use of wood in construction.

I help architects and engineers build with wood. Wood is a renewable resource. It is also environmentally friendly. Steel and concrete are not. I make sure that builders use the right products for the right job. And I make sure they are doing it sustainably. 

Wood is sustainable because we can regrow trees. Trees are a renewable resource.

Wood products are easy to use. They cost less. And they trap carbon instead of releasing it. Using wood can be good for our planet.