Rural landowners in Alberta are eligible for two tree-replacement programs offered by Tree Canada.
Under the mountain pine beetle ReLeaf program, landowners who have shelterbelt trees or landscape trees around their yard killed by mountain pine beetle can apply for tree seedlings or potted trees (up to a five-gallon pot size) to a maximum amount of $5,000.
The $140,000 program, which also provides funding to homeowners and municipalities, is funded by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Telus.
To apply, visit treecanada.ca. The application deadline is July 30.
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There is a similar program for private landowners, homeowners, and municipalities for trees lost to flooding in either 2013 and 2014 or the freak snowstorm in September 2014.