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No, the sign in Gastown looked nothing like this. Their’s was far more elegant.

Contact Info

Irregular Hours Strictly Observed

We saw this on a sign on a tiny store in downtown Vancouver, in Gastown. This suits us to a Tee. We are happy to have visitors, but please call first. For obvious reasons, you want to be here during daylight. It's not an indoor shopping experience. Picking your tree by touch gets tricky. Count on it taking an hour to get here from Edmonton your first time.

Nominal Hours

We do the odd exception: If someone is traveling from a far place and is only near us on a closed day, we may relent. And sometimes work schedules mean that someone can only come Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ask your self if you would give up your weekend were our roles reversed. Or suppose that for service after hours I charged you 100 plus 60/hour. My vet costs more than that when I call him for porcupine quills.


Please let us know you are coming. There is only one Sherwood here. We try to set it up so that we can deal with each client individually. There is only one Laura too. She answers the phone, makes your bill, accepts your money, and tries to keep Sherwood from having to become triplets. (We've tried to use photocopies, but while they look fine (some say better than the original...) they don't answer questions very well.)

Laura does the appointments. She makes up your bill. She takes your money. Sometimes this means she treats the person in front of her as being more important than your phone call. Do NOT call my cell phone and ask for an appointment. I will tell you to call the landline. Wait 5 minutes and try the land line again. Or leave a message. "Hi, I'd like an appointment. Call me at..."

Don't make an appointment then fail to keep it. Very bad karma. If you can't come, call and let us know. We actually track this. The list of no-shows is sent by courier elf to Santa on 6 December every year. Coal in your stocking...


We are usually up and have coffee in our hands, if not our bloodstream, by 7 a.m. or shortly after. If it's important, call, but wait until 8 if you can. The flip side is we tend to crash early. Please don't phone after 8 p.m. It annoys the cats. I will be rude.

Home/Office 780-848-2548

Do leave a message if we don't grab the phone fast enough. If you don't leave a message we'll never get back to you. It's just the way things are. And don't rattle off your phone number. My pencil was not made by Ferrari. Repeat it. Pause the way it's written. "My number is 780 pause 848 pause 2548. That number again is..."

Sherwood's Cell 780-863-7311 We are in the fringe area of two different towers. Reception is spotty. Try calling. If nothing happens, try a text "Call me about X". Voice mail is hard to retrieve in the field. Text works better. If you can't text, phone the office landline and leave a message on it. Texts rattle around the towers for a while and I will usually get them in under 20 minutes. When I do, I will go to a known good phone spot and call you back. (If I'm not on the tractor; if my phone's not dead; if I'm not busy with a client...)

Do NOT phone the landline, find it busy, immediately call my cell, then when the call fails due to poor reception, call the house, or call Laura's cell. Be patient. Try again in 5 minutes. Or subscribe to that service that tells you when our line is no longer busy. (This is why Laura's cell is no longer listed on this web page.)


Email is one of the most reliable ways to get us.

sf-info@sherwoods-forests.com I will usually answer the same day.

Click on the link to have your email program open up with a new compose window. Most pages have this same link at the bottom, or click ont he blue envelope at the top of the navigation column below the logo.

Snail Mail

Sherwood's Forests Tree Farm
RR 1, Site 2, Box 5
Warburg, Alberta, T0C 2T0

Rural Municipal Address:

Sherwood's Forests
50042 Range Road 31
Warburg, Alberta, T0C 2T0

Note: If you are sending me anything by courier, use the Rural Municipal address. Couriers don't deliver to post office boxes.

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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.