The 2024 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 15, 2024. Trees will arrive by the end of April.
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.
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 plan. Properly planned tree planting can provide many benefits.