Monday, February 28, 2011

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Trees!

The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has some tree and shrub seedlings and transplants available for spring planting.  The varieties offered are excellent for urban and rural conservation purposes such as; windbreaks, reforestation, erosion control, food and cover for wildlife habitat, or just to increase the aesthetics of your property.  These seedlings are provided in bundles of twenty-five for $35. 

Seedlings available include: Black Chokeberry, American Highbush Cranberry, Grey dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Juneberry, Common Lilac, and Nannyberry, River Birch, Black Cherry, Hackberry, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Silver Maple, Northern Red Oak, American Plum, and Black Walnut, Eastern Red Cedar, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce and Tamarack.

The order form with descriptions and pictures can be found at or if you prefer, you may call the Dakota County SWCD office at 651-480-7777.  Orders will are accepted until varieties are sold out or through April 3, 2011.  The trees will be available for pick up in April at the Dakota County Fairgrounds located in Farmington.

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