Rice SWCD 2020 Tree Sale Open
The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce that they are now accepting orders for the 2020 Rice SWCD Tree Sale. From shrubs to beautiful trees, the district has a great selection of species to meet the conservation needs of property owners. The trees may be planted in urban and rural areas for windbreaks, wildlife habitat, agroforestry, erosion control, and other conservation practices.
The Rice SWCD Tree Sale features twenty-six species of trees and shrubs available for spring planting. New species available this year include Norway Poplar and Balsam Fir. Most of the stock is bare-root, but a few potted evergreens are available. The district may also be able to special order species not listed on the order form.
Orders are taken from December into April on a first come first serve basis. Many species sell out, so after February 26th, please call for availability. The trees typically arrive around the second week of April. The district also offers tree mats, fertilizer packets, and other tree supplies that can help make your planting a success.
Again this year, tree orders can be placed online and be paid by credit card. Visit the Rice SWCD’s online store at www.riceswcdonlinestore.com. A paper order form may also be downloaded from the website. If you would like to receive a paper copy through the mail, please contact the Rice SWCD office at 507-332-5408.
If you are looking to restore your woodlot, windbreak, or want to create woodland habitat for wildlife or birds, please contact the Rice SWCD office for assistance with planning and implementation. District staff with backgrounds in forestry are available to answer any questions you may have regarding species selection and can help you make the right choice of trees and shrubs. Contact the district today!
The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government. It is overseen by a five member board of supervisors elected countywide to represent the soil and water conservation needs of the county. The board of supervisors make policy decisions, approve cost-share contracts, and promote soil and water conservation. The mission of the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District is: “To assist land users in the management and conservation of our soil and water resources by means of educational, financial, and technical assistance.” Learn more about the District at our website: www.riceswcd.org.