Tree Bargains—Planting for the Future

Every year we buy bare root trees from Dakota County, MN and plant them everywhere we think a tree should be. There is a wide selection of trees and shrubs and they are about $30 per bundle. Everything from pines, spruces and cedar to maples, oak and walnut.

The tree planting program was started many years ago to promote conservation and help folks create a more beautiful, healthy and ecologically balanced environment, the SWCD’s Tree Program is considered by many to be a true community service. Many of the county’s shelterbelts, farmstead and field windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and reforestation have been started as a result of this program. In more recent years, housing developments, community beautification projects, and boulevard plantings have been added to the list of uses under the tree and shrub program.

You can fill in a simple tree order form, and send it in by April 1. You will be notified when the trees come in. Happy planting!

Check with your local county to see if they have a program for people to buy trees at bargain basement prices. It’s well worth the small investment.