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2019 New Shelterbelt Establishment Program
The Municipal District of Taber Agricultural Service Board has designed a new program to help farmers with the establishment of a shelterbelt around their yard or fields.
This tree planting program was created to help those who may or may not be working through their Environmental Farm Plan or a spin off version of an environmental farm plan for the crops that each individual farm grows.
Within these farm plans is a section on being good environmental stewards of the land. Forestation is one of the items that usually suggested in these sections. Planting trees and shelterbelts around your farm is just one of the ways to be good stewards. Planting shelterbelts has many great functions on your farm. Some of those great functions are soil conservation, protect crops, protect yards, provide wildlife habitat and to beautify the landscape.
The shelterbelt program is delivered through an application process and at a 50/50 cost share between the MD of Taber and the landowner for the purchase price of the trees.
The MD of Taber offers tree planting for the project and will help with drip irrigation setup if water is available near by.
The best time to start the planning for next year is now. For more information on this new program or to apply call Jason or Jorden at 403 -223-3142