shelterbelt copyThe Flagstaff County Agricultural Service Department offers this program to rural landowners to help promote, establish, and maintain healthy shelterbelts. Shelterbelts conserve soil, protect crops and yard sites, trap snow, provide wildlife habitat, and beautify the landscape. The program will be delivered through an application process and at a 50/50 cost share between Flagstaff County and the landowner for the price of the trees.

Flagstaff County provides the service of planting and the first watering for any shelterbelt establishments that are at least one-third of a mile long. Tree planters and a plastic mulch applicator are also available for rent.

Plastic mulch is available for purchase at cost, and while supplies last. Additional watering is also available at the cost of $75/hour.

It is recommended that residents call the County office to reserve any equipment and services for this program as soon as possible as there is high demand during the planting season.

How to plant a shelterbelt

Click HERE to learn how to properly plan and plant a shelterbelt.

Species recommended for shelterbelts

Click HERE to find out which species are recommended for shelterbelts.

Benefits of shelterbelts

Click HERE to read "Shelter belts can help increase crop yields," published Oct. 11, 2018 on The Western Producer website.

Apply here

To complete a 2019 shelterbelt application online, click HERE.

To download a 2019 shelterbelt application and view the tree species available, click HERE.

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019 for tree delivery in May.

Got questions? Call 780-384-4118 or toll free at 1-877-387-4100.

 

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