The boreal forest represents the largest forest ecosystem on the planet. For the first part of this long-term series on tree life and forest growth, the report focuses on workers working in tree nurseries. They are involved in the reforestation efforts of the largest forest region in Quebec (Canada). The work is demanding, long hours are spent outdoors in bad weather. Women, settle into small spaces to work. The men are involved in setting up and delivering the plants. These men and women are part of the gardeners of the forest.