FAQ Get Your Questions Answered How do I know if I qualify for trees? We sell our seedlings publicly to everyone! We do not require any information on your planting areas. How much are the seedlings, and how many come in a bundle? All of our seedlings are sold in bundles of 10 for $36. Shipping is according to total order cost, but on average, our clients pay $30. When are the seedlings shipped out in the spring? We ship all of May and into early June. Do you ship all over Canada? Yes! We sure do. When do we have to order by? We begin to take orders for next spring delivery in August. All trees are on a first-come, first-reserved basis. The sooner you place your order in the fall/winter, the sooner in May you receive it! Our suggested deadline is April 1, but we sell trees until we are sold out! How tall are the seedlings? The seedlings range in size from approx. 8-20 inches, depending on the variety. On average, most of them are in the 18” range. We try our best to have the approximate size on each product description, or give us a call and ask about a specific variety. How will we receive our order in the spring? We use Canada Post expedited services. Generally, it takes 3-5 days in transit anywhere in western Canada. We email you the day it ships, then a few days later, you will find a delivery notice inside your mailbox for post office pick up. Are the trees dormant when shipped? The trees are kept as dormant as possible during shipping for them to be of the highest possible quality for you once you receive them. It can easily take them four weeks to break dormancy, bud plump, then leaf out. (reference a regular spring and how long it naturally takes outside ) Do you carry plug material or bare root items? We have both. Some items grow better in a more controlled environment like the greenhouse, and some do better in a field setting. Do you mail to rural routes or any rural address? Most of our clients only have Po box numbers or Rural Route addresses. We ship to the post office, so you’ll find a delivery notice inside your mailbox for postal pickup. Are we able to pick up the trees instead of shipping them out? Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pick-ups as we are a wholesale only, ship-out location. Am I able to make a special delivery date in May? You bet! Call in and let us know your plans, and we will mark down the date you'd like your trees to arrive on a special calendar. What types of items do you carry? We have 28 different kinds of trees and shrubs available. We carry lilacs, columnar poplars, golden willows, red osier dogwood, caragana, Manitoba maple, saskatoons, cotoneaster, larch, colorado blue spruce, green ash, and a variety of large poplars, to name a few. What is the spacing for planning a windrow? Spacing is 10 feet for trees and 3 feet for shrubs. Rows apart should be 8 feet. Is there anyone who can help me figure out what I need and how many? Help plan a Shelterbelt? Yes, call the office and chat with one of the ladies, or email correspondence works too! Or check out the tab ‘plan a Shelterbelt.’ How do I place an order? Please visit our website at www.prairieshelterbeltprogram.ca to place an online order, call the office @ (403) 507-8340 to place an order, or to have an order form sent to you.