2021 Conifer Tree Seedling Program
County landowners can order affordable tree seedlings for white spruce or lodgepine seedlings suitable for starting/renovating a shelter belt or rejuvenating a natural area.
The Tree Seedling Program, in partnership with West Fraser, provides purchasers with options to purchase bundled seedlings of fifteen spruce or fifteen pine at $4.50 per bundle (min. order five bundles) with a deposit of $22.50. White spruce and lodgepole pine seedlings are grown for West Fraser by K&C Nursery in Oliver, BC from seed collected west of Rocky Mountain House. This program is also a good candidate for rejuvenating a naturally wooded area.
Application deadline is extended to June 14, 2021 with a seedling delivery in late June/early July.
Trees must be planted on the property applied for and not sold or given away. Please provide verification of land ownership in Clearwater County (example: property tax notice). Applications are subject to Clearwater County approval. Planting sites may be subject to verification.
Each year, between 8,000 – 10,000 seedlings are distributed to County landowners through this program.
If you would like to beautify your property and help the environment, click on the link below to submit an application form.
Tree Seedling Application Form (click here)
Please note that due to the COVID-19, Clearwater County offices are closed to public access (open by appointment only) until further notice. For alternative payment options, see below:
To submit applications:
1. Email email@example.com
2. Drop application form off in the main County building drop box near the front doors
3. Mail to: Clearwater County, Attn. Ag and Community Services, 4340-47 Ave, Box 550, Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1A4.
(deposit of $22.50 and balance paid at time of seedling pickup or pay for entire order with application submission)
1. Cheque or cash in an envelope dropped off in the main County building drop box near the front doors (if paying by cheque, make it out to Clearwater County with "Tree Seedlings" in the memo)
For additional information or any questions, please call 403-846-4040 to reach Ag and Community Services
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