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Conservation Tree Progam

Tree Sales

Tree Sales

The East Otter Tail and Wadena Soil & Water Conservation Districts sell between 90,000 and 100,000 trees each year.

The tree order form becomes available annually in January and we take orders until we are sold out. If you have a specific tree you are looking for, we advise you to order early to ensure you get the species you want.

SWCD staff can assist you in developing a tree plan. This plan will help you determine which types of trees are best for your site and how many you will need. This planning assistance is done at no cost.

All trees and shrubs are sold in bundles of 25. We will not break apart a bundle. Our trees and are considered “Conservation Grade”, which means they are typically 1-3 years old and range from 6-24 inches in height (from trunk to top of tree).

Check out the tree descriptions here, see our updated tree inventory here, and click the button below to get our tree order form. 

2019 Tree Order Form

Planning and Design

Planning and Design

The East Otter Tail SWCD also offers free planning and design services.

We can help design any of the following practices:

  • Wildlife habitat plantings
  • Shelterbelts for building protection and energy efficiency
  • Field windbreaks to prevent soil erosion
  • Riparian buffers for water quality
  • Living snow fences for safer roads and driveways

Our technicians will complete a site visit and design a plan, at no charge to you. This plan includes the recommended types and numbers of tree and shrub species, a planting spacing and map, and cost estimates.

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

The SWCD offers a tree planting service. If you would like to have the Soil & Water plant your trees, please contact us as early as possible. 

The SWCD also has a tree planter available for rent. Please see our Equipment Rental page for more information.

Remember: It is legally required that you have your utilities located before digging. This is a free service to help prevent disruptions to utilities. Call 651-454-0002 or visit Gopher State One Call.

Tree Planting Tips

Weed Matting

Weed Matting

The Soil & Water Conservation District also offers a weed matting service. Weed matting helps newly planted trees get a better start because they are not competing with weeds right away.

The SWCD will calculate the needed materials, order them, and install them to specifications.