Tree Planting Biomechanics: Reduce Injury & Increase Efficiency

In this self paced course, we will take the art of planting a tree and break it down into fundamental movement blocks. These blocks will focus on learning the proper biomechanics at each joint of create a fundamental movement pattern. Then we will build these blocks back up together to create a  tree planting movement pattern that reduces injury and the ultimate: Increasing efficiency.

This course is great for rookies and vets looking to decrease their chances of injury and also increase efficiency on the block!

Yes, you can get wrist/thumb tendonitis because you don't bend forward properly! We will break this down, along with other common compensations that may lead to injury.

From the preventative perspective, we will start from the literal core to create stability and then work out way into the bigger movements like bending over, creating a hole and putting a tree in the ground. This course focuses on learning key cues, positions and movements for your own body to optimize movement and prevent injury. We will constantly return to these fundamental movements during the course, so get ready to learn or change your default movement pattern. 

A great by product of learning and mastering these fundamental movements for tree planting is that it will help you be more efficient while out on the block. If your body is moving in harmony and you aren’t pushing through compensation, battling with soreness or injury, or overthinking movement - your potential to earn more money by planting trees significantly increases. Flow state is real and if your body can learn the basic movements right from the get-go, you will default into these basic fundamental and efficient movements without having to think too much.

About me and this course!

What is included

  • Instructional Videos: A full breakdown of each fundamental movement for planting a tree. Making it easy so you can practice anywhere!

  • Mobility & Stability Exercise & Recovery Guide: (downloadable) to achieve these fundamental movements and positions. Provided with video/pic & description. These movements double as recovery exercises after a long day or shift.

  • Unlimited Access to course for reference in future years. This will include access to any updates made and resources added.

  • In Course Community and Discussions to ask questions and share your experience!

"There is no injury in isolation, especially in a repetitive movement like tree planting"

- Kerri

Want to get fit for the 2022 planting season?

Sign up for the Tree Planting Bundle! It includes: Tree Planting Biomechanics & 10-Week Conditioning Program


Athletic Therapist / Tree Planter

Kerri Dunsmore

My name is Kerri and I am a Certified Athletic Therapist and owner at Kerri Dunsmore Athletic Therapy. I also was a tree planter for 9 seasons in the interior of BC. I've combine my knowledge of movement and anatomy with my experience as a veteran tree planter.