Which shrub, deciduous, and coniferous trees are recommended for agroforestry plantings?
- There are a number of species that are recommended for planting in your shelterbelt. Through decades-long work with landowners, researchers at the Agroforestry Development Centre at Indian Head, SK compiled the species list provided below.
- Before ordering your shelterbelt trees, please make sure to carefully consider the following tree characteristics:
- Mature height
- Moisture requirements
- Growth rate
- Salt tolerance
- Potential spread by seed or suckers
- Also listed below is the recommended minimum spacing (i.e., distance between trees within a shelterbelt row), and the number of trees required to plant 1-km-long and 1-mile-long shelterbelt.
Where can I get my shelterbelt trees?
- We compiled a list of several shelterbelt tree sources for your convenience in the table below.
- Make sure that you call your source ahead of time to inquire about tree availability, potential delays, and delivery dates before your planned shelterbelt planting.
- New sources for shelterbelt trees: If you know of another reputable place to buy shelterbelt trees, please consider sharing it with us - we will add it to the list to benefit other landowners. You can submit your suggestions by clicking here.