Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District tree program was developed to provide landowners with an affordable and convenient way to purchase trees and shrubs for conservation practices, such as windbreaks, shelterbelts, living snowfences and wildlife habitat. This program is offered yearly with sales beginning in the late fall and delivered in mid-April. The trees/shrubs may be picked up at the Conservation Building located at 912 Houston Street in Preston.
We are limited on the number of each variety of trees that we carry. Place your orders early to ensure the varieties you want are available. The tree program is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment in full is due with your order. You will be notified of the scheduled tree pickup days in early April.
Other items offered include fertilizer packets, tree mats, flags, tree planting bars, and tree planter rental.
2015 Tree Order Form
Tree Planter Rental Policy - Two tree planters are available for rent. The green Miller Tree Planter is a pull behind machine with electric hydraulics to raise and lower the machine. It requires a hitch pin for towing, not a trailer ball. This planter is best used for larger hardwood stock and up to 1 gallon potted stock.
The yellow Detco Tree Planter is a pull behind machine and requires a 2 inch ball hitch for towing.
Each planter can be easily pulled by a tractor of 40 HP or higher. For your safety, operate the tractor at as low a speed as practical for conditions. In no instance should the speed be faster than a moderate walking pace (3 mph).
Cost for rental is $25.00 per half day, $50.00 for a whole day with a $25.00 minimum charge.
THE DISTRICT SELLS GOOD QUALITY TREES, BUT OFFERS NO GUARANTEE OF SURVIVAL.
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Click here for a downloadable copy of The Tree Owner's Manual.