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Feed the Birds & get a Free Tree

NM Bluebird Fund program offers discount for trees

Ornamental fruits are a great source of food for songbirds that winter in Manitoba, they provide bird habitat in the summer, and they also make beautiful additions to the garden! To help stop the decline of these birds Nature Manitoba wants to see more of these trees in yards across the city. The Nature Manitoba Bluebird Fund makes it easy and affordable.


Step 1: Have a look at our list of eligible trees to see which one suits your yard and space

Step 2: Phone or email Nature Manitoba and we will send you a claim form

Step 3: Fill out the claim form and take it to one of our participating vendors (Ron Paul Greenhouses or St. Mary's Nursery & Garden Centre)

Step 4: Select your tree and enjoy an instant 50% discount when you pay for your tree (up to $55)

Step 5: Take great care of your new tree! If your tree is still alive after 3 years contact our office and the NM Bluebird Fund will reimburse you for the other half of your tree (up to another $55)

Since most of the eligible trees cost around $90 plus tax, the NM Bluebird Fund essentially gives you a free tree - limit 3 trees per household.


Contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or for more info or to request your claim form.


Eligible Trees (visit vendor to see trees in person):

Ornamental Crabapples (Rosyblooms):

-        Thunderchild

-        Pink Spire

-        Royal Beauty

-        Selkirk

-        Red Splendor

-        Startlite

Mountain Ash:

-        Russian

-        Blackhawk

-        Showy

-        Oakleaf


Vendor locations:

Ron Paul Greenhouses and Garden Centre

2641 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg


St. Mary's Nursery & Garden Centre

2901 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg