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About Us


The SFTF Advantage

What We Sell


How To Buy

Contact & Hours

Site Map


How To Order





Our Forests



What are the facts? Again and again and again — what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" — what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
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 hardy trees for the Canadian Prairies.

What are you looking for?

I have an acreage or farm, and want to block the wind. Start with Shelterbelts

I have a city lot, and I’m tired of living in a goldfish bowl. Two options: Skinny Trees or Hedges

I want to grow some of my own food; to take steps toward self sufficiency Make your yard productive. Start with Edible Landscaping

I have a lake lot, and all the bush is dying. What can I do? This one is messy and depends in part on how much room you have. But start here: Poplar Forest Rejuvination

The world is all yellow in the fall and white and grey in the winter. I’m looking for more colour! Try Fall Colour and Winter Interest

I’ve got 5 acres of grass, and don’t know what to do. Start here:Design but you have a lot to learn, and won’t do it in a single year. For this year think shelterbelts around the edges (see above).

I want as close to zero maintenance as possible. It won’t be zero, but you can minimize it by using what already grows here. Naturalization

What kinds of trees?

Lots! Over a hundred species and cultivars. Here’s an overview:




Who buys from us?

If you want to come for a visit, phone us first. Otherwise you may have ask the cat where I am. His command of English is poor, and he's got a thick accent.

In this section

This is the Home section.

The SFTF Advantage Why our trees are special.

What We Sell An overview of the types and sizes of what we have.

Prices An overview of typical prices. Not exact, but you can see if a project is possible.

How To Buy How to order and buy from us.

Warranty How we stand behind our product.

Site Map A way to find anything if you remember that you saw it once, but can’t remember just where.

In the other sections

About Us

Who we are, a (mercifully brief) story of our origin, how to contact us by almost any method but smoke signal and carrier pigeon, and how to get here.


Start here. These are a bunch of common issues that come up. It will give you background, and help you come up with a plan.


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


This maybe should be 'Pre-Ordering' or 'What's available this year' This is mostly for people who know what they want, and want to get their dibs in early.


Tips on planting, watering, and so on.

Mountain Pine

Mountain Pine

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.

Navigation here is 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 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 happened, 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, Ardrossan, North Cooking Lake, New Sarepta, Rolly View, Looma, Kavanaugh, Millet, Wetaskiwin, Falun, Westerose, Winfield, Navarre, Hobbema, 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 St. Albert, Saint Albert, 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!)

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Want to talk right now? Call me: (8 am to 8 pm only, please) 1-780-848-2548

Do not arrive unannounced. Phone for an appointment. Why? See Contact & Hours That same page gives our hours of operation.

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