Shelterbelt Program

In 2012, the Federal Government announced that it would be ending the PFRA Shelterbelt Program. This shelterbelt program was established to secure the rehabilitation of the drought and soil drifting areas as well as to promote soil conservation in the Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

In 2013, the M.D. of Bonnyville recognized its environmental importance and made a decision to continue with its own shelterbelt program. There are many benefits to planting trees, these include; slowing the wind which promotes moisture (by snow trapping) and decreases soil erosion, reduces wind damage to crops, increases pollinator and wildlife habitats, improves safety in winter travel due to reduced snow drifting and wind icing and finally increases property value through its aesthetics.  We launched our program in 2014 with 6000 seedlings available for sale to M.D. residents; with the popularity of the program we have since increased these numbers to nearly 10,000 seedlings annually.

Our program now includes shelterbelt trees such as: spruce and poplar as well as fruit and berry. 

This year, the shelterbelt program is being done online.

Click on the images below to find out more about each tree or shrub available for the 2020 Shelterbelt program. Information will include projected size, harvest time (if applicable) and other trees/bushes it is compatible with.

NEW IN 2020 - we will also be selling Terrafibre Tree Squares, a natural weed suppressant. See more about these weed suppressors here.

PLEASE NOTE - This year you will require your legal land description for your online order. This information can be found on your Tax and Assessment Notice.

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PLEASE NOTE - The prices below do NOT include GST. GST will be added at checkout.

Burning Bush - $5.20 each

dwarf burning brush

Golden Lights Rhododendron $6.90 each

Golden Lights Rhododendron

Little Leaf Linden - $5.50 each

Little Leaf Linden

Red Prince Weigela - $6 each

Red Prince Weigela

Sundance Poplar - $4 each

Sundancer Poplar

Terrafibre Tree Square - 35¢ each

Terrafibre Tree Squares

Choke Cherry - $11 (bundle of 10)

choke cherry

Honeyqueen Raspberry - $9 each

Honeyqueen Raspberry

Northwest Poplar - $10.10 (bundle of 10)

Northwest Poplar

Scots Pine - $12.45 (bundle of 15)

SCOTS PINE

Tamarack - $12.45 (bundle of 10)

Tamarack

Colorado Spruce - $10.05 (bundle of 15)

COLORADO SPRUCE

Killarney Raspberry - $5.80 each

Killarney Raspberry

Snowball Viburnum - $4.30 each

snowball viburnum

Thiessen Saskatoon - $4 each

Thiessen Saskatoon

White Birch - $9.80 (bundle of 10)

paper birch

Common Purple Lilac - $5 each

common purple lilac

Laurel Leaf Willow - $2.30 each

Laurel Leaf Willow

Peking Cotoneaster - $6 each

Peking Cotoneaster

Sugar Maple - $5.20 each

Sugar-Maple 2

White Spruce - $9.75 (bundle of 15)

WHITE SPRUCE

PLEASE NOTE - The prices above do NOT include GST. GST will be added at checkout.