Shelterbelt Tree Program

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Every year, County of Barrhead offers residents a chance to buy a variety of shelterbelt trees.  

Planting a shelterbelt can provide many benefits and serve multiple functions.  For example, a shelterbelt planted:
  • Along a crop field can prevent soil erosion and trap snow to increase moisture
  • Around livestock operations can help manage farm odour, dust, and other air emissions
  • Around a farmstead can protect from high winds, minimize snow drifting in winter, and increases pollinator & wildlife habitat

Major Shelterbelt Projects 

Thinking of planting a large shelterbelt project next year (200+ trees)? Funding may be available!

Help is also available to plan your major shelterbelt projects! For shelterbelt consultation, contact ALUS Coordinator Lisa Card at 780-674-3331 or  

2024 Shelterbelt Program
Applications are now CLOSED for the 2024 Shelterbelt Program.
For more information about this program, call 780-674-3331.  Please note that this program is only open to County of Barrhead residents.