Shelterbelt Program

NEW in 2023

This year we have created a catalogue of the available trees, shrubs, and bushes that will be available to buy. You can flip through the catalogue below.

The online-only sale will open on March 7, 2023 at 10 a.m. Check back then for a link to the online store.

Tree Type Price Per bundle or tree
Birch - White Birch $4.70 each
Cherry - Crimson Passion $20.50 each
Cherry - Nanking $13.50 each
Cherry - Evans $20.50 each
Chokecherry - Schubert (ornamental) $7 each
Crabapple - Siberian (ornamental) $2.15 each
Cranberry - Highbusy $6.10 each
Green Ash $14.70 per bundle of 10
Haskap - Aurora $7.80 each
Haskap - Borealis $7.80 Each
Hazelnut - Beaked $13.50 each
Hydrangea - Annabelle $5.80 each
Lilac - Common Purple $2.80 each
Lilac - Sensation $10.30 each
Maple - Manitoba $3 each
Maple - Sugar $8.50 each
Mock Orange - Lewis $8.50 each
Pecan - Hardy Pecan $13.50 each
Pine - Scots Pine $18.65 per bundle of 15
Poplar - Okanese $18.10 per bundle of 10
Poplar - Sundancer $3.50  each
Raspberry - Jewell Black Raspberry $13.80 each
Raspberry - Boyne Raspberry $2.80 each
Rose - Hazeldean $10.10 each
Saskatoon - Thiessen $4.50 each
Sea Buckthorn - Indian Summer $5.50 each
Spruce - Colorado  $14.75 per bundle of 15
Spruce - White Spruce $14.45 per bundle of 15
Weed Suppressant - Terrafibre Tree Square $.65 each
Willow - Laurel Leaf Willow $18.10 per bundle of 10

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.

The 2023 Shelterbelt Sale will open March 7, 2023 at 10 a.m. Trees will be available to order only through our online store. 
Please note - while every effort will be made to fulfill order requests, we cannot guarantee all seedlings will be available at time of purchase. This sale is on a first come, first-serve basis.

The sale will officially close April 15, 2023.

Click here for more information on Shelterbelts in Alberta.

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

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