Sunrise over an A+G work camp for another day of tree planting

About Us

Our Story

Established in 1975, A+G Reforestation is one of BC’s oldest, well-respected ecosystem restoration and forest service companies. A strong commitment to respect, safety, and quality has made A+G one of the premier reforestation companies to work with in British Columbia, and all of Canada.

A+G remains one of the innovators of the silviculture industry, constantly updating and expanding its operations to reflect changes and opportunities in the forest industry as a whole. With jobs ranging from tree planting to forest fire suppression, it is A+G’s goal to offer seasonal workers a variety of employment opportunities throughout the year.

Our Culture

We value efficiency and productivity. We believe that working safely is the only way to maximize both. We value hard work, honesty, and respect. As a team, we accomplish an incredible amount every year. This is only possible when we all work together. Every member of our team is critical to our success. We work together, and on many projects, we live together. We value everyone’s contributions.

We celebrate our wins - especially at the close of the spring planting season at one of our notorious end-of-season celebrations.

Health, Safety & Wellness

We are committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions and a productive work-environment for all employees. We are always striving for continual improvement and we value our employees involvement.

We firmly believe that health, safety, and wellness are critical components to achieving maximum efficiency and productivity over the long-term. To that end we are constantly working on initiatives to improve conditions in these core areas. For example:

  • Remote access to Physiotherapist consults
  • Access to Total Physio resources
  • Advanced injury management and taping training for company First Aid attendants and management staff
  • Safety training and certification
  • Continual improvement and employee engagement in all aspects of our operating systems

Our Team

A photo of Chris Akehurst of A+G Reforestation working



Chris Akehurst is one of the pioneers of tree planting in British Columbia. He planted his first tree in 1975, and helped turn the industry into what it is today. Since taking ownership of A+G in 1984, Chris has been a strong advocate for high employment standards and industry-best practices. He has played a lead role in developing safety and training initiatives for the BC Forest Industry through his ongoing work with the Western Forestry Contractors Association and the BC Forest Safety Council.

Chris is also a recipient of the Cary White Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. This special award is presented to an individual who, through a long career in the forest industry has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving safety awareness, expanding safety knowledge and developing safety skills – someone who goes the extra mile to help others reach their safety goals.

Chris has retired from day-to-day operations but is still involved with the company as a shareholder. He now acts mostly in an advisory capacity where his knowledge and experience in the industry are a valuable asset to the company.

A photo of Carlo Galvani of A+G Reforestation



Carlo Galvani began planting trees for A+G in 2000, and progressed through the roles of driver, first-aid attendant, foreman/crew leader, supervisor, and project manager, before becoming co-owner in 2011.

Carlo founded A+G’s wildland firefighting program in 2013 and oversees all of A+G’s aviation operations. He is a director of the Western Forestry Contractors Association and is involved in a number of committees that work to advocate for the continued development of training programs, industry best-practices, and constantly improving working conditions for silviculture workers. Carlo has played an integral role in creating training programs relevant to silviculture workers province-wide and he is an accredited training provider for Resource Road Driver Training and ATV Operator Training.

A photo of Sara Keay of A+G Reforestation


Ops Coordinator

Sara Keay came to A+G in 2007 as a rookie planter and eventually moved on to crew driver, first aid attendant and foreman / crew leader. Her education includes an Associate Science Degree and a diploma in Environmental Technology. She now holds the role of Operations Coordinator for the A+G Team and stands in as the active Fire Coordinator during the summer months.


Project Manager

Daniel Mason first joined A+G in 2012 as a tree planter and has filled numerous roles since then. He is now one of A+G’s full time staff and fills the role of project manager. He manages planting projects, fuel management jobs, slash pile burning, and is always interested in taking on new opportunities. Daniel has also participated in A+G’s fire program as a crew member and crew leader. He currently shares the role of Fire Coordinator with Sara Keay in the summer months.

In 2022, he became one of the BC Wildfire Service’s approved instructors for S100 Fire Safety and Suppression and S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance courses. He is also an alternate board member on the Western Forestry Contractors Association and has helped to develop and implement training to both silviculture and wildfire fighting programs.