Shelterbelt Program

The 2022 Shelterbelt Program will go live March 8.

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 6,000 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.

Click here for more information on Shelterbelts in Alberta.

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

For more information on the program, call 780-826-3951.

Want to know what's at the root of successful planting? Click here.

The online shop will open March 8 at 10 a.m. Click here to shop.*

Please note - the link above will NOT work until 10 a.m. on March 8.

Click on the photos below for a description of each tree/bush/shrub, including ideal growing conditions, expected growth, and life span.

Annabelle Hydrangea - $5.30 each

Hydrangea 1

Blackcurrant - $12 each

Blackcurrant 1

Canada Plum - $13 each

Canada Plum

Colorado Spruce - $13.50/bundle of 15

Colorado Spruce

Eden Raspberry - $6.30 each

Eden Raspberry

Evans Cherry - $16 each

Evans Cherry 2

Green Ash - $4.30 each

Green Ash 2

Haskap - Aurora - $7.30 each

Aurora Haskap 1

Haskap - Borealis - $11 each

Borealis Haskap

Hazeldean Rose - $9.60 each

Hazeldean Rose

Laurel Leaf Willow - $16.80/bundle of 10

Laurel Leaf Willow 1

Lewis Mock Orange - $6.50 each

Lewis Mock Orange 2

Purple Lilac - $3.30 each

Purple Lilac

Sensation Lilac - $12 each

Sensation Lilac

Manitoba Maple - $13.50/bundle of 10

Manitoba Maple

Pin Cherry - $15.50/bundle of 10

Pin Cherry 1

Hybrid Poplar - $14.20/bundle of 10

Hybrid Poplar

Sundancer Poplar - $5.80 each

Sundancer Poplar

September Ruby Apple - $33 each

September Ruby Apple

Red Pine - $21/bundle of 20

Red Pine

Thiessen Saskatoon - $8 each

Thiessen Saskatoon

White Birch - $13.50/bundle of 10

White Birch 1

White Spruce - $13.35/bundle of 15

White Spruce 1