Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf

The Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf program was first launched in 2010 by Tree Canada, in partnership with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

The Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf program provides funding to homeowners, private landowners and municipalities for the replacement of trees and the recovery of forests affected by mountain pine beetle on private or municipal lands in Alberta.

The mountain pine beetle arrived in west-central Alberta for the first time in July 2006, when strong winds carried insects to the region from central B.C., a distance of 400 kilometres. The beetle attacks all pine species, most notably lodgepole pine, the provincial tree of Alberta. It will also attack jack pine and the endangered whitebark and limber pines.

Who Can Apply?

Residents, private landowners, and municipalities who are replacing trees at a minimum cost of $200. For any application over $3000, the applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • Planting stock and materials comprise at least 50% of requested funding
  • A commitment of at least 25% of the total project costs by the applicant. This includes financial commitments from themselves, other organizations/companies, or in-kind contributions (time and labour can be included as in-kind).

Applicants are not limited to a single application and may resubmit applications that are not approved.

How to Apply?

A. Expenses of $200 to $3,000.

Funds allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Submit your receipts for reimbursment.

B. Expenses of $3,000 or more.

Applications for funding can be submitted through our online form for approval either before or after tree replacement.  

  1. Submit before tree replacement: fill out the online application form including 1-2 photos of mountain pine beetle damage and estimated expenses. If approved, a final report must be submitted including receipts for tree replacement expenses upon project completion.   
  2. Submit after tree replacement: fill out the online application form including 1-2 photos of mountain pine beetle damage and including receipts for tree replacement expenses.

Tree Canada will approve or reject the application within 10 business days of submission. For all approved applications, Tree Canada will issue funds within 15 business days. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carry out all activities described in the application and submit a final report before May 20th, 2017.  

Please read these application guidelines carefully before submitting your application.

Submit an application for funding

For questions concerning eligibility and application support, please contact Rebecca Taylor at 613-567-5545 x 225 or at