Alberta Nurseries continues shelterbelt program
By Top Crop Manager
Nov. 25, 2013 - Spring 2013 marked the end of an era - the last season Prairie landowners received trees from the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) due to federal government budget cuts. But there is an option available to landowners looking for shelterbelt seedlings.
Alberta Nurseries has been working in conjunction with the PFRA for the past 17 years, growing and dispersing tree and shrub seedlings for establishment of shelterbelts and other agroforestry, conservation and reclamation projects on eligible agricultural lands. Alberta Nurseries say they will continue to operate their Alberta Shelterbelt program from their extensive facilites located in Bowden, Alta.
Alberta Nurseries has 30 different types of trees, hedges and fruits that can be purchased through the program. Everything is sold in bundles of 10, for $23.00 per bundle. The size of the seedlings are about 1 foot tall.
Alberta Nurseries shelterbelt applications can be found at http://www.marketland.net/ or order by phone at 403-224-3544. Orders for Spring 2014 are already under way, and all orders will be taken until April 1. Trees are on a first come first served basis. Trees will be delivered in May.