Shelterbelt Program

The 2021 Shelterbelt Program is now live.

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.

Click on the images below for more information on each item.

The online shop is now open. Click here to purchase your trees today.

Annabelle Hydrangea - SOLD OUT

Annabelle Hydrangea 1

Carmine Jewel Cherry - SOLD OUT

Carmine Jewel Cherry 1

Hazeldon Rose - SOLD OUT

Haxeldean Rose

Northwest Poplar - SOLD OUT

Northwest Poplar 1

Scots Pine - SOLD OUT

scots pine

Villosa Lilac - SOLD OUT

Villosa Lilac 2

Terrafibre Tree Square - $.35 each

Terrafibre Tree Squares

Aurora Haskap - SOLD OUT

Aurora Haskap 1

Choke Cherry - $11/bundle of 10

choke cherry

Lewis Mock Orange - SOLD OUT

Lewis Mock Orange 1

Okanese Poplar - SOLD OUT

Okanese Poplar 1

Snowball Viburnum - SOLD OUT

snowball viburnum 1

Sundancer Poplar - $7 each

Sundancer Poplar

Wentworth Highbush Cranberry - SOLD OUT

Wentworth Highbush Cranberry 1

Borealis Haskap - SOLD OUT

Borealis Haskap 1

Colorado Spruce - $10.65/bundle of 15

colorado spruce

Royalty Raspberry - $74.95/bundle of five

Royalty Raspberry

Common Snowberry - $2 each


Tamarack - SOLD OUT

Tamarack 1

White Spruce - SOLD OUT

white spruce

Burning Bush - SOLD OUT

burning bush 1

Golden Lights Rhododendron - SOLD OUT

Golden Lights Rhododendron 2

Sugar Maple - SOLD OUT

Sugar-Maple 2

Souris Raspberry - SOLD OUT

Souris Raspberry

Thiessen Saskatoon - SOLD OUT

Thiessen Saskatoon 1

White Birch - SOLD OUT

White Birch 1