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Span of time is important; the 3-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with these three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.
Robert A. Heinlein

Instant Forest

Blank canvas waiting for your creativity


Instant Forest? Not quite.


Hedges are shrubs in a tight row. Height can range from 2 to 15 feet.


We have a large variety of fruit trees and shrubs.


Skinny trees -- Parkland Pillar is one of our best.

Sugar Maple

Another fine tree for fall colour -- Sugar Maple.

Ideas & solutions

I could call this Frequently Asked Questions, but not all of them are that frequently asked. Some of them are here because they ought to be asked. The range runs roughly from "Help I need something now" to long range planning and stewardship.

The blue bold underlined words are links to more information.

Instant Forest You have an acreage that is bald prairie. You want instant forest. But your wallet is on a diet from the unexpected new house expenses.

Design This is where you start when you realize that you can't afford Instant Forest. Several articles about the overview of design, and a few approaches you can take.

Skinny Trees Small city lots need narrow trees for all sorts of reasons. Here's a comparison.

Hedges Hedges are really shelterbelts writ small. A short discussion on why we plant hedges, and a listing of shrubs of various heights. Often a better privacy solution for small yards.

Fall Colour The flowers are pretty much done. But fall can be the most colourful season of the year.

Easy Care A guide to reducing the work to maintain your yard. Note that having living green things will require some care. A true easy care yard is rocks, concrete, and silk plants.

Edible Landscaping gives you pointers on making your own food forest, and some of the gotchas that go with it.

Winter Interest We have so much winter. Here are some things you can do to liven it up.

Naturalizaton You have decided to try to go with just what we have normally in our landscape. Or you figure that if it grows here already, it's adapted to the climate and will do well with minimum care. Or you are in the reclamation business, and want to see what we carry in the native line.

Micro Climate How we landscape can change the climate around our house, reducing winter heating costs, making the place more pleasant in summer, extending the growing season, and making it possible to grow things we otherwise might not be able to.

Shelterbelts Sometimes decried as old-fashioned, shelterbelts do more than just control wind erosion.

Dying Poplar Bush You have a block of bush that you want to keep. But it's dying. What can you do? Why is it happening?

Agroforestry contains some ideas on how to make effective use of trees in mixed farm operations.

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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.