The 2021 Seedling Application for Seedling Trees IS NOW AVAILABLE. You can download the order form on-line - Chose the pdf file for an order form. See below for tree/shrub descriptions. You can also call the office and have one mailed to you. DEADLINE IS April 9th, 2021, TREES ARRIVE END OF APRIL.

Below is a list of what we usually offer. Although all species listed here have been proven adaptable to Northwest Wyoming conditions, each species may have limited adaptability to local soil types and conditions. While the district does everything possible to promote survivability of the stock, no guarantees can be provided.


RUSSIAN OLIVES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN WYOMING as they have been recently added to the Wyoming State Noxious Weed List.

Tree Types

Bare Root Shrubs

  • Buffaloberry: Medium to tall shrub; drought tolerant, good forage value for wildlife.
  • Caragana: Medium to tall; best on sandy to loamy soils, very hardy.
  • Chokecherry: Medium shrub; berries good for jelly, preferred by a variety of wildlife.
  • Lilac: Tall; one of the best shrubs for windbreaks in most soils, fragrant flower, excellent cold and drought tolerant.
  • Nanking Cherry: Medium and hardy; good in most soils, fruit edible and relished by wildlife.
  • American Plum:Medium to tall; medium drought tolerant, thorny shrub or small tree, fruit edible.
  • Cotoneaster: Medium; grows well in most soils, showy foliage and berries, preferred by songbirds.
  • Honeysuckle: Medium to large; multi-stemmed 8-12 ft. Attractive white & yellow flowers. Abundant dark red berries
  • Hansen Hedge Rose: Hardy, low to medium; thorny, 4-6 feet. Upright to arching, form a dense thicket.

Bare Root Trees

  • Golden Willow: Medium to tall; plant same as cottonwood.
  • Cottonwood: Tall; fast growing in moist soils with supplemental water, hybrid cottonless.
  • Green Ash: Medium to tall; fast growing with sufficient water, hardy once established.
  • Siberian Elm: Medium height; cold and drought hardy, rapid growth, tolerant of poor soils.
  • Bur Oak: Tall; sturdy long lived tree, native to Wyoming Black Hills region.
  • Honeylocust: Medium to large spreading tree (45-75 feet); adaptable to variable soil conditions; thornless.

Potted Stock

  • Colorado Blue Spruce
    Tall; grows in moist soils but will grow on drier sites if watered to establishment.
  • Ponderosa Pine
    Tall; grows in most soils of low pH except heavy clay, one of the better windbreak trees.
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper
    Tall; hardy drought tolerant native, best used for windbreaks or screens.
  • Aspen
    Tall; grayish white bark, turns yellow in the fall, usually planted in clumps, requires plentiful moisture.

Fruit Trees & Shrubs

  • McIntosh Apple
    Zone 4. Bright to dark red skin over sweet, crisp, white flesh. Ripens in September.
  • Honey Crisp Apple
    Zone 3. Crisp, juicy with excellent flavor, rated superior! Fruit is mottled red over yellow. Ripens late September to late October.
  • Moorpark Apricot
    To 10', Zone 4. Very large, sweet, juicy deep orange flesh. Smooth golden yellow skin. Long ripening period, early July to late August.
  • Harvest Queen Pear
    Zone 4. Fruit similar, though slightly smaller than Bartlett with better cold hardiness, ripens mid-August.
  • Gourmet Pear: Zone 4. Crisp, sweet, dessert quality. Medium size green-yellow skin, juicy yellow flesh. Ripens September, winter hardy.
  • North Star Cherry
    Zone 3; Natural dwarf to 12', large tart fruit with red skin, flesh and juice. Vigorous, self-fertile, early bearing, ripens mid-June to early July.

Conservation Grade Seedling Tree Program

The Sweetwater County Natural Resource District has offered low-cost conservation grade seedling tress and shrubs to Sweetwater County citizens for many years. This program is to encourage the establishment of conservation tree plantings such as Windbreaks, Living Snow Fences, Erosion Control, Wildlife Habitat, Visual Screens or Noise Barriers. Beginning in early fall the tree order form is prepared and trees are pre-ordered from nurseries. In the November newsletter, the tree order forms are sent out, the program is advertised and we begin accepting orders through the middle of March. In May the trees are ready to be picked up. The district also offers a variety of seedling survival aids including fertilizer tabs and provides information on how to properly plant and maintain tree seedling survival.

Plan before you Plant

Proper planning will ensure that your tree planting meets your needs. The site needs to be properly prepared, the proper species selected, and the spacing and designed planned. Properly planned tree planting can provide many benefits.

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