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No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.

Robert A. Heinlein

View from the roof

View of our front yard from our roof. The trees are taking over


Welcome to Sherwood's Forests Tree Farm.

We grow and sell Alberta hardy trees throughout central Alberta.

We grow mostly in containers. Our trees are large enough to miss with a mower, small enough to plant with a shovel.

Our customers:

  1. The acreage owner whose dreams and visions are larger than their budget, and need to start with young trees.

  2. Reclamation contractors who need trees that are larger than nursery seedlings, but smaller than conventional garden centre trees.

Come visit. I'll show you around the nursery, and around the farm. Even if you don't need trees right now, I'm happy to talk about possibilities with you, show some of my ideas about landscaping. They say, "Talk is cheap." I go one better: Talk is free. PHONE First. Otherwise you will have to ask the cat where I am. 80 acres works out to 3 million square feet.

In this section:

In the other main sections:


People email me questions and their needs. This area clumps a lot of those together. Instant Forest. Edible Landscaping. Shelterbelts. Fall Colour.


First come, first served. Mostly intended as a set of landing pages for google ad words and Kijiji. This is where you go in January to find out what I'm bringing in this year.


Descriptions and pictures of the trees we sell. These pages speak of what I know about the tree, its preferences for soil, light, and water, how fast it grows, shape.

Mountain Pine

Mountain Pine


Perhaps this section should be called Opinions, or maybe Notions. It's my take on how to do things with trees. Articles about shelterbelts, landscaping considerations, watering, and, eventually, oodles of other stuff as I find time to write.

Our Forests

Pictures and text describing my forests, and how they change with the seasons and the years.


On any other site this would be called 'blog'. What an ugly word! I prefer Almanac, which captures the flow of seasons. Notes about what I'm doing, and seeing on the farm. My way of sharing a bit of the beauty and magic of my world.


Sites and places I've found useful. Some are quite technical, some are links to suppliers with stuff that's hard to find.


We've all done it. Talking over the fence, or sharing a beer at the pub, we come up with an idea, a solution to one of the problems of the world. I've taken that one step further, and written some of these down. They aren't limited to trees, but most of them tie into conservation, stewardship, neighborliness, morality. Some of them even may work.

I dislike sites that have so many links that you find yourself wandering in circles. Navigation here is in a hierarchy, much like the folders on your computer. General stuff near the top level. Specific stuff a few layers deep. At any point, the menu items in white show you where you are in the directory.

If there is a right-pointing arrowhead, there are more topics underneath. If it's just a ball, then you are at a 'leaf node.' You've bottomed out.

At the bottom of each page are a bunch of recommendation buttons. G+ for recommending content to Google. This helps my ratings. The orange circle squiggle recomends this site to Stumble Upon. You have to sign up to Stumble Upon, but it's worth doing. SU allows you to specify interests then spend HOURS wandering around seeing cool pages. The third one is Face Book.

All three are page specific. Please do NOT go through my whole page liking all of them. This gets flagged as spam. But if there is a page that makes you laugh, or fills you with wonder, or teaches you something, click one of those icons at the bottom.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, rants, or raves; If you want to be emailed with my current inventory when it becomes available; if you just want to know when major updates have happend, drop me a line.

Sherwood Botsford
Sherwood's Forests Tree Farm

We regard the following communities as being part of our service area. If I missed your community name, please let me know. If you are outside our service area, we will still sell you trees, but delivery options are more limited.

Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon Ardrossan, North Cooking Lake, New Sarepta, Rolly View, Looma, Kavanaugh, Millet, Wetaskiwin, Falun, Hobbema, Westerose, Winfield, Navarre, , Menaik, Ponoka, Morningside, Clive, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Eckville, Rimbey, Leduc County, Parkland County, Wetaskiwin County, Sturgeon County, Brazeau County, Lacombe County, Calahoo, Onaway, White Court, Green Court, Telfordville, Edson, Hinton, Jasper, Banff, Leduc, Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Devon, Acheson Morinville, Calmar, Thorsby, Beaumont, Breton Pigeon Lake, Wabumum, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Fort Saskatchewan, Griesbach Parkland County, Seba Beach, Halfmoon Bay

(Did I miss you? Come for a visit!)

Got something to say? Email me.


Want to talk right now? Talk to me:

(8 am to 9 pm only, please) 1-780-848-2548

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This file last modified on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sherwood's Forests is located about 75 km southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Please refer to the map on our Contact page for directions.