On November 16, a free webinar was held which covered native eco-buffer and shelterbelt basics, including tree selection, site prep and planting. The webinar featured guest speaker Toso Bozic, ISA Certified Arborist, and tree expert from Yard Whisperers.
Trees give protection from wind for people and livestock, they trap snow and valuable moisture, and they provide a home and food for many wildlife species. Red Deer County has several programs that help County landowners plant more trees.
Information regarding Tree Removal on Private Property can be found under Planning and Development.
Landowners may be eligible to apply for funding to plant trees for many purposes. The County's Conservation Coordinator, Ken Lewis, is available to help you access this funding through our ALUS program for agricultural lands, Green Acreages for acreage properties, or the 2 Billion Trees Western Coalition through the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society.
Rent a Tree Planter and a Tree Plastic Mulch Applicator for no cost. To book equipment contact Agricultural Services at 403.342.8654 or see Rental Equipment.
For questions regarding tree health or to find out if a tree is on private land or County land, contact Agriculture Services at 403.342.8654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 7 Sec 59-7 of the Red Deer County land use bylaw states "Within the Agricultural District no windbreak or solid fence shall be located within 25 metres (82 feet) from the centre line of any public road other than a lane, or as
otherwise approved by the Development Authority". (Bylaw No. 2017/23). For more information, please contact Planning & Development.
Use this site to diagnose tree pests in Alberta. For the purpose of this diagnostic tool, the term "pest" is used for any agent that can adversely affect the health, vigour or aesthetic quality of trees. Click here to use the site.