Tree Seedling Sale 2022

 

Athabasca County is offering tree seedlings on a pre-order and pre-pay basis to be delivered in May 2022. There are 15 species of trees being offered to residents of Athabasca County. The quantities and prices per bundle vary so please consult the order form to confirm this information. 

Order Details

  • Only residents of Athabasca County can place an order for trees as part of this program.
  • Payment is due when the order is placed. Payment by credit card is strongly recommended due to the pandemic.
  • Trees will not be held and are sold in bundles of either 3 or 5 as indicated, no exceptions.
  • To avoid disappointment, order early as some varieties have limited numbers available.

Please fill out the form below and email it to:   rsenyk@athabascacounty.com

 

ORDER FORM

Tree Options

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Description: SOLD OUT

  • A shorter tree at maturity. Leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall.
  • These maples can tolerate both dry and wet conditions, is a very hardy tree!
  • Max height: 6m (20ft), spread 5m (16ft)
  • Seedling size: 20-35 cm
  • Price: $6.25/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $18.75

Description:  

  • Fast growing (multiple feet per year) under good growing conditions
  • Maintains its green leaves late into the fall
  • Cannot tolerate drought
  • Prefers moist, well drained soils
  • Max height 26m (49ft), spread 15m (25ft)
  • Seedling size: approximately 20-50cm
  • Price: $1.75/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $8.75

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Late bloomer (mid-late June) compared to other lilac varieties
  • Establishes and grows very quickly
  • Very drought tolerant but will not do well in wet areas
  • Does not sucker like other lilac varieties
  • Max height: 5m (16ft), spread 3m (10ft)
  • Seedling size: 6-45cm
  • Price: $1.50/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $4.50

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Hardy, medium sized nut producing shrub
  • Nuts are edible and are highly coveted by wildlife, especially squirrels and blue jays
  • Can sucker into dense patches
  • Will tolerate a range of sunlight from full sun to partial shade in a forest understory
  • Prefers sandy/clay loam, but will tolerate poorer soils
  • Max height 5m, spread 2m
  • Seedling size: >10cm
  • Price: $2.00/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $6.00

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Very fast growing. Tall, columnar shape
  • Drought tolerant. Can handle a variety of soil types and moisture levels
  • This hybrid is disease resistant, unlike some other columnar deciduous trees
  • Max height: 12m (40ft), spread 3m (10ft)
  • Seedling size: 20-35cm
  • Price: $6.25/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $18.75

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Fast growing
  • Bright yellow leaves in the fall
  • Is tolerant to a variety of soils included compacted or alkaline soils
  • Very drought and cold tolerant
  • Suckers freely
  • Max height: 18m (60ft), spread 12m (40ft)
  • Seedling size: >15cm
  • Price: $1.50/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $7.50

Description: SOLD OUT

  • The Northline Saskatoon is a popular variety because it does not grow very tall, which makes it great for berry picking!
  • Expect fruit in its second or third year of growth
  • White flowers in the spring
  • Low suckering
  • Max height: 3m (10ft), spread 2.4m (8ft)
  • Seedling size: >12cm
  • Price: $2.00/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $10.00

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Grows very quickly in its early years
  • Its unique umbrella canopy shape makes it a nice accent tree
  • Can tolerate poor soil conditions (salt tolerant)
  • Tall tree at maturity
  • Max height: 30m (98ft), spread 15m (50ft)
  • Seedling height: >15cm
  • Price: $1.75/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $8.75

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Slow growing but once established are one of the best shelterbelt trees available
  • Salt intolerant, be wary of planting near roads!
  • Make great accent trees
  • Max height: 27 meters (90ft), spread 6m (20ft)
  • Seedling size: 18-35cm
  • Price: $4.50/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $13.50

Description: SOLD OUT

  • A very hardy tree
  • Makes a good shelterbelt tree as well as an accent tree
  • Has distinctive orange, flaky bark
  • Prefers dryer soil, will not tolerate undrained sites
  • Max height: 15m (49ft), spread 5m (15ft)
  • Seedling size: 8-25cm
  • Price: $1.25/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $6.25

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Unique tree with needles that turn yellow and fall for winter
  • Is tolerant of poorly drained soils
  • Has a very long lifespan (over 100 years)
  • Max height: 20m (66 ft), spread 8m (25 ft)
  • Seedling size: 12-35cm
  • Price: $1.25/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $6.25

Description: SOLD OUT

  • Medium sized shrub, most aesthetically pleasing when planted as a row
  • Is tolerant of poorly drained soils
  • Drought and salt tolerant
  • Will sucker, forming thickets if left to grow naturally
  • Max height: 5m (15 ft), spread 4m (12 ft)
  • Seedling size: 15-40cm
  • Price: $1.75/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $8.75

Description:  

  • A great tree for wildlife planting that is also an attractive ornamental yard tree
  • Clusters of white flowers in the spring and orange-red berries in the fall
  • Can tolerate a variety of soils, but will need to be kept moist for optimal growth in its establishing years
  • Max height: 10m (32ft), spread 6m (20ft)
  • Seedling size: 20-50cm
  • Price: $10.50/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $31.50

Description: SOLD OUT

  • The flowers on this shrub are very fragrant, with a citrusy jasmine smell
  • Can tolerate partially shady locations
  • Thrives in rich soils
  • Max height: 3m (11ft), spread 3m (11ft)
  • Seedling size: 20-55cm
  • Price: $7.00/tree. Sold in bundles of 3 for $21.00

Description: SOLD OUT

  • One of the very best shelterbelt trees
  • Grows very fast, is drought and cold tolerant
  • Does not produce “fuzz” in the spring
  • Max height: 18m (59ft), spread 8m (26ft)
  • Seedling size: 15-60cm
  • Price: $1.75/tree. Sold in bundles of 5 for $8.75

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Did you know: Alberta is home to over 200 native bees! They are heroes of the plant world, studies indicate they do 4x more pollinating compared to the domestic European honey bee!

There has been a lot of discussion around the declining number of pollinators and the factors contributing to that loss. It has brought awareness to the ecological services pollinators provide us with and has shown us how much the agriculture and food industry relies on theses insects. We can take action to help pollinators, and we can promote native plant biodiversity at the same time!

By purchasing a “Planting for Pollinators” package, you are providing a food source for native insects and the benefits of planting native species will bring a unique beauty to your yard.

The Planting for Pollinators Package contains: 2 wild rose, 2 chokecherry, 2 pin cherry, 3 pussy willow, 2 highbush cranberry and 1 black currant. It also contains seeds from 8 wild flowers that are native to Alberta.

Price: $25/package

Description: SOLD OUT

  • The number one reason we see tree establishment fail is lack of weed control
  • These seedlings start out small and if vegetation is not controlled around where they are planted grass and weeds outcompete them for sunlight and moisture, leading to tree death or poor growth
  • The squares are biodegradable, from our trials we expect them to provide mulching cover for 2-3 growing seasons
  • These squares are produced in Alberta and the hemp is sourced from western Canadian agricultural producers
  • Sold in bundles of 5- $3/bundle

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TREE DESCRIPTIONS

Picking Up Your Order

The pick-up date for the tree seedlings will be communicated with you as early as possible. Please make every effort to pick up your trees that day as staff will not be responsible for looking after them after the distribution day has passed and tree health may suffer because of that.

Alternate arrangements for relatives, friends or neighbours to pick up your trees is encouraged if you cannot pick up on the designated day. Tree orders not picked up three business days after distribution day may be dispersed at Athabasca County’s discretion if no alternate arrangements are made ahead of time and no refunds will be given.

Please Note: Trees are inspected during packaging to ensure they are alive and in excellent condition. Once they leave our care we cannot attest to what level of upkeep they are given, therefore no refunds will be given on any tree orders after tree distribution day.