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