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).
To order, stop by the tree barn during pick up hours.
Tree Pick Up for 2019 will be Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. We will take orders up until pick up day, and whatever we have left will be sold the day of. Contact the office with any questions.
From Hwy 10, take the Hwy 78 exit north into Perham. Go through the first stoplight and after 2 blocks take a right turn just past the Knutilla building and just before the LAC Car Wash. Go through the parking lot and through the gates, and the tree barn is the first building on the right. There will be signs posted.
The East Otter Tail SWCD also offers free planning and design services.
We can help design any of the following practices:
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.
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.
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.