SWEETWATER COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Tree Sales Program

Tree Delivery

The 2022 Seedling Application for Seedling Trees is now available. You can download the order form online. Choose 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. The deadline is on April 12, 2022. Trees will arrive by the 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 the survivability of the stock, no guarantees can be provided.
Note: 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 Feet, Attractive White and 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

Honey Locust

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 and 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

Owl Sitting in a Tree

Conservation-Grade Seedling Tree Program

The Sweetwater County Natural Resource District has offered low-cost conservation-grade seedling trees 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/December newsletters, the tree order forms are sent out, the program is advertised, and we will start accepting orders in November/December through 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 design planned. Properly planned tree planting can provide many benefits.