Shelterbelt Planting Program
Ordering your Shelterbelt
The County of Stettler has partnered with Tree Time, to provide a Shelterbelt program. The County of Stettler is coordinating the delivery of trees purchased by citizens. As a result, we will handle the cost of all freight. Unfortunately, due to the loss of federal funding, this new program is user-pay.
Go to Treetime.ca to look at the possibilities and select your trees.
You may place and pay for your order at our new Public Works Facility,19561 Twp Rd 384. We will not accept any orders after April 27. (Order early to ensure availability of your favorites).
We project trees will be delivered between May 7-14.
FREE SHELTERBELT WORKSHOP
Shelterbelts, Eco-buffers and Tree Care Workshop
Join us March 23 from 11 AM-3 PM for an informative workshop and learn about establishing and maintaining your shelterbelt! Representatives from both the County of Stettler and the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society will be on hand to answer any questions you have about shelterbelts, eco-buffers, tree pests, and pruning techniques. A small lunch will be provided to attendees. Register for this free workshop at on Event Brite, by March 20.
We are willing and able to assist in planning your new shelterbelt rows. The County of Stettler can provide a tree planter and two operators for planting 200 trees and more. This unit requires the land owner to provide a tractor with hydraulics, a driver, and a minimal fee.
We also have a plastic mulch applicator free for your use, you just need to purchase the plastic mulch. The addition of plastic mulch to your shelterbelt tree planting provides your trees with the best possible opportunity for growth.
If you have questions about our services, or would like assistance planning your shelterbelt we would be very pleased to help. Contact our Agricultural Services Department at 403-742-4441.