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.
Thanks to all who requested applications! The limit for the amount of trees available for purchase this year has been reached and applications are no longer available for the 2019 season. The project will be available again in April/May 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to request your claim form. Please note: The limit for the amount of trees available for purchase this year has been reached and applications are no longer available for the 2019 season. The project will be available again in April/May 2020.
Eligible Trees (visit vendor to see trees in person):
Ornamental Crabapples (Rosyblooms):
- Pink Spire
- Royal Beauty
- Red Splendor
Ron Paul Greenhouses and Garden Centre
2641 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
St. Mary's Nursery & Garden Centre
2901 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg