Mackenzie County assists Landowners in the acquisition and distribution of Shelterbelt Trees in an effort to promote soil and water conservation, and to promote urban and rural beautification.

Shelterbelt Tree Seedling orders should be received by December 31 annually. Seedlings will be available for pick up at the Mackenzie County Office in Fort Vermilion by the end of May. Mackenzie County also offers the use of a tree planter at no charge on a first-come-first-served basis.

Planting Restrictions

  • Trees will be setback from the road centerline a distance of no less than 100 feet (30 meters).
  • To avoid site distance obstruction, the trees will be planted a minimum of 100 feet (30 meters) from the closest point of an intersection.
  • No trees shall be planted closer than 16 feet (5 meters) from the base of a power pole.
  • Trees that meet and exceed 30 feet (9 meters) at maturity must be planted a minimum of 50 feet (15 meters) away from powerlines.
  • Trees that meet and exceed 10 feet (3 meters) at maturity must be planted a minimum of 7 feet away from powerlines.
  • Trees planted within Hamlet boundaries must comply with the Land Use Bylaw.

Ordering Seedlings

If you are interested in ordering shelterbelt tree seedlings, please download and complete a copy of the order form below. Order forms may also be obtained from any County office. Payment for shelterbelt trees must be made at the time of order form submission.

The deadline to submit orders for the 2022 planting season is December 31, 2021. Seedlings will be ready for pick up at the end of May 2022.
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