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Feed the Birds & get a Free Tree

NM Bluebird Fund program offers discount for trees

Manitoba Bluebird Fund (MBF) was set up by Nature Manitoba with the goal of stopping the continuing decline in the number of songbirds in Manitoba, and to hopefully even see their numbers increase. One of the activities of the fund is to offer a financial incentive to homeowners in order to encourage the planting of trees and/or shrubs on their property that will provide food and habitat for Manitoba songbirds.

UPDATE: We have reached the limit of tree requests for the 2022 program. Please check back in April 2023 or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our programs. Thank you!

Under this project, we are offering a financial incentive for home owners to plant on their property fruiting trees or shrubs that will retain their fruit for the birds during the winter, and also provide habitat in the summer. The offer consists of the MBF offering a subsidy of up to $100 towards the purchase of an eligible tree. 

This offer is limited to one (1) tree per household per year and the subsidy is paid directly to the nursery.  As most trees in this program retail for $90 plus tax, this in effect gives the owner a free tree. 

For the 2022 campaign, the fund has budgeted to subsidize 75 trees, offered to home owners on first come – first served basis.

The eligible trees in this program are listed on the claim form, and must be purchased from the participating garden centre below: 

Ron Paul Greenhouses and Garden Centre
2641 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB

 

To request your retail claim form please follow the steps below:

UPDATE: We have reached the limit of tree requests for the 2022 program. Please check back in April 2023 or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our programs. Thank you!

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. UPDATE: We have reached the limit of tree requests for the 2022 program. Please check back in April 2023 or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our programs. Thank you!

Step 3: Fill out the claim form and take it to our participating vendor (Ron Paul Greenhouses).

Step 4: Select your tree and enjoy an instant discount when you pay for your tree (up to $100).

Since most of the eligible trees cost around $90 plus tax, the NM Bluebird Fund essentially gives you a free tree - limit 1 tree per household.

 

Eligible Trees (visit vendor to see trees in person and ensure your prefered tree is in stock):

Ornamental Crabapples (Rosyblooms):

-        Thunderchild

-        Pink Spire

-        Royal Beauty

-        Selkirk

-        Red Splendor

-        Startlite

Mountain Ash:

-        Russian

-        Blackhawk

-        Showy

-        Oakleaf

 

Vendor location:

Ron Paul Greenhouses and Garden Centre

2641 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg