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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.
Shelterbelt Varieties for Alberta Quick Reference Chart
Common Shelterbelt Trees:
DID YOU KNOW? The Lodgepole Pine is Alberta's official tree!
|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.
- TREE TIMEwww.treetime.ca (Edmonton, AB)
- Boreal Horticultural Services Ltd. (Bonnyville, AB)
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.
Alberta's More Common Trees
Natural Resources Canada: Tree Index
Tree Canada has a listing of all the trees in Canada
Glossary of Terms for Tree Identification
Guide to Common Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta
Tree & Shrub Planting Guide
Ontario Trees and Shrubs Guide
How to Identify a Conifer Tree
Reforestation Suppliers for Alberta