Leslie Dart Has Planted 372,290 Trees Across Canada Over the Past 3 Summers and Inspired Many Others

It’s something else to go viral and gain more than 8.7 million views on TikTok, and to gain all that fame for something truly incredible. Leslie Dart, a young Canadian, recently blew up the social media network for her good deed of planting more than 4,545 trees in the Saskatchewan Province of Canada. Although she works in aerospace manufacturing for which she graduated from Durhan College in Ontario, she did this amazing thing.

Leslie Dart, a Young Canadian Woman Plants 4,545 Trees and Goes Viral
Leslie Dart

Leslie Dart Works Hard

These days are not regular eight-hour shifts for Leslie. To plant so many trees, she spends up to 15 hours a day lowering her trusty spade into the ground and digging up a hole, planting a seed, stomping the soil with her boot, and moving on to the next one. Certain provincial lawn mandates state that planting trees should be done in conjunction with logging each one for Canada’s lumber industry. Leslie follows the law and makes between 17 to 44 cents per seedling a day. She has planted roughly 372,290 trees overall for the past three summers.

Leslie Dart Works Hard

Her working environment is no better than the long hours of labor she spurs into this wonderful summer job. Sometimes, she works in desolate areas where everything has been scorched by wildfires and other times she spends long hours in a forest or an even terrain. Leslie Dart has to be cautious of the swarms of mosquitoes that flock her way.

More Than a Summer Job

Leslie Dart, however, explains that what she does is deeply rewarding, and she wouldn’t give up the opportunity. She doesn’t mind any tough terrains – wherever her space takes her! She has said that the job has become such a part of her life that she loves to keep coming back year of year to do it over and over again. Planting trees is just a summer job, popular among students. Some get more involved with the monotony than others, just as Leslie chose to do!