Greetings from Alberta
I see you have a Traeger Grill and want some help finding red willow or Alder pellets.
Did you find any or make them yourself.
I have found the willow to be as good as any of the woods generally used for smoking.
The only reliable source is yourself as most words of advice come from those selling their products.
I have used them all and like you have a taste for red willow or alder.
I have a pellet mill and make my own. The price of pellets here drove me to supply my own.
I tested a few bags of pellets for moisture content and then got to work.
I chipped the willow using dead trees and also green trees.
I then hammered them with a hammer mill to 3 mm size prior to pelleting.
I use my equipment that is used for poultry and hog feed.
Also got some apple trees from BC to try now. I am very impressed with the results.
It is important that the moisture content be the same as Traeger requires as this controls the burning speed and heat generated.
In summary. I LOVE my Traeger Grill and the heat it gives to my old legs as we sip beer and smell the wondrous flavor of dinner and out back smoke cooking.