Shelterbelt Varieties for Alberta

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Field shelterbelts conserve soil, protect crops, trap snow, provide wildlife habitat and beautify the landscape. This booklet provides information about shelterbelt species and recommendations for their suitability for various locations in Alberta. It gives you color photographs of 32 trees and shrubs. The description for each species discusses: plant characteristics, fall colour, site preference, hardiness, uses, problems, diseases, insects and pruning.

Agdex 277/33-1

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Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Northwest Poplar
  • Brooks Poplar
  • Griffin Poplar
  • Cottonwood
  • Peach Leaf Willow
  • Manitoba Maple
  • Green Ash
  • Bur Oak
  • White Birch
  • Mayday Tree
  • Chokecherry
  • Russian Olive
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Red Elder
  • Caragana
  • Villosa (late) Lilac
  • Tatarian Honeysuckle
  • Dogwood
  • Hedge Rose
  • Altai Rose
  • Silver Buffaloberry
  • Cherry Princepia
  • White Spruce
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Norway Spruce
  • Lodgepole Pine
  • Scots Pine
  • Siberian Larch
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This information published to the web on April 24, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 24, 2018.