Leduc County

Horticulture

A full-time horticulturist position is shared between Leduc County and the County of Wetaskiwin. The horticulturist provides:

  • advice on the cultivation of trees, fruits, flowers, vegetables
  • general landscaping advice
  • insects, plant diseases, and weed identification and recommendations for their control
  • on-site farm visits, when necessary, to diagnose insect and disease problems
  • on-site visits to provide recommendations for shelterbelt layout

Learn about insects and diseases impacting horticulture in Leduc County

Ordering shelterbelt trees

Agroforestry systems such as shelterbelts – a line of trees or shrubs planted to protect an area – have many benefits, including conserving soil and water, managing snow and wind, improving air quality, protecting yards and livestock, stabilizing crops, and enhancing habitat for wildlife.

View/download Leduc County shelterbelt setback recommendations

Trees are available through a variety of sources, as detailed by the Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association (LANTA) and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

Equipment Rentals

Plastic mulch can help manage a newly-planted shelterbelt, as it keeps moisture from evaporating from the soil surface, provides heat for the tree seedlings and reduces weed competition. A plastic mulch applicator is available to Leduc County residents.

Leduc County Agricultural Services also has a pull-behind tree planter unit available to Leduc County residents. The tree planter unit is suitable for small, bareroot seedling stock.

Contact

Phone: 780-955-4593
Fax: 780-955-5557
Email: ag@leduc-county.com