WHAT AM I?  COMMON TREES IN OUR REGION

There are a seemingly endless variety of trees to choose from and sometimes it is hard to know the difference.  Here are a few of the most common trees you'll find in our region for general planting and for developing a shelterbelt.

SHELTERBELTS

Shelterbelts in Alberta

Shelterbelt Varieties for Alberta Quick Reference Chart

Common Shelterbelt Trees:


DID YOU KNOW? The Lodgepole Pine is Alberta's official tree!   Lodgepole Pine

White Spruce    Colorado Spruce   Scots/Scotch Pine  
Siberian Larch   Manitoba Maple/ Box Elder   Green Ash 
Acute Leaf Willow  Laurel Leaf Willow  Peach Leaf Willow 
Bur Oak  Brooks Poplar  Dogwood 
Chokecherry  Common Lilac  Villosa Lilac 
Saskatoon  Snowberry           

                                          
                                         
                                                
                                      
There are a couple of new Shelterbelt Programs through which you can order trees.
A. Prairie Shelterbelt Program (Sundre, AB) www.prairieshelterbeltprogram.ca
B. HELP Shelterbelt Program (Weyburn, SK) www.help-shelterbelts.com
C. TREE TIME www.treetime.ca (Edmonton, AB)
Tree Time Shelterbelt Brochure
Tree Time Order Form           Tree Time Price List
D. PRAIRIE TECH PROPAGATION (Bonnyville, AB)  www.prairietechpropagation.com
E.  Boreal Horticultural Services Ltd. (Bonnyville, AB)  www.borealhort.com 


For those ratepayers that are not country residential, you may qualify for a cost-shared shelterbelt under the ALUS program.  Contact our ALUS Coordinator for more info.

Before starting your shelterbelt, contact the County Planning & Development Authority for further details.    

  
Other Resources:
Alberta's More Common Trees
Natural Resources Canada: Tree Index
Tree Canada has a listing of all the trees in Canada  
City of Regina has a comprehensive listing (they are also Zone 2)
Glossary of Terms for Tree Identification 
Guide to Common Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta
Tree & Shrub Planting Guide
Ontario Trees and Shrubs Guide
Is It A Pine Tree?
How to Identify a Conifer Tree
Identifying Broadleaf Trees & Shrubs
Trees and Shrubs for Agro-forestry on the Prairies
Reforestation Suppliers for Alberta

 

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