Plan for Spring Conservation Tree Plantings

Planting a Shelterbelt
November 30, 2021

Even though winter is on its way it is time to plan for spring 2022 conservation tree plantings. The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) is taking orders for spring delivered conservation trees. Trees come in bundles of twenty-five and the price per tree is $1.20 each or $30 per bundle plus sales tax.

 

Conservation trees play vital roles in our environment – providing protection from wind, habitat for wildlife and beauty for our farms and homes – just to name a few.  If you have an area you would like to enhance by planting trees contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or the LCNRD about purchasing and planting trees.  There are technical services and cost-share programs available to help with the cost of establishing tree plantings, call to see what could work for you.  

 

Tree species available for 2022

 

Evergreens: Eastern Red Cedar, Colorado Blue Spruce, Jack Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Norway Spruce and Southwestern White Pine.

 

Broadleaf Trees: Amur Maple, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Catalpa, Cottonwood, Midwest Crabapple, Hackberry, Honeylocust, Bur Oak, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Swamp White Oak.

 

Shrubs & Plants: American Plum, Buffaloberry, Chokeberry, Chokecherry, Cotoneaster, Golden Currant, Redosier Dogwood, Elderberry, Hazelnut, Common Lilac, Vilosa Lilac, Serviceberry, Skunkbush Sumac, Butterfly Milkweed, and Swamp Milkweed.

 

Other species and varieties may be available upon request. Call LCNRD with questions and availability 402-254-6758 https://lcnrd.nebraska.gov/forestry/conservation-tree-program

 

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