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.
Funding Landowners may be eligible to apply for funding to plant trees in riparian areas and other environmentally significant areas. The County's Conservation Coordinator is available to help you access this funding. Contact Ken Lewis
Tree Planting Equipment The County has free rental of a Tree Planter and a Tree Plastic Mulch Applicator. For more information, see Rental Equipment. To book equipment contact Agricultural Services at 403.342.8654
Tree Pruning Red Deer County has tree pruning fact sheets available for beginners doing pruning in their yard. For any large pruning please contact a professional certified arborist. For questions regarding tree health, contact Municipal Maintenance Coordinator Dallas Campbell
On March 11, a free webinar was held which covered pruning basics, local tree pests and diseases. The webinar featured guest speaker Toso Bozic, ISA Certified Arborist, and tree expert from Yard Whisperers.