The Tree Program had another successful year of sales to local and area residents. Thank you to all those who purchased trees. Sold this year were 1,247 potted trees and 11,525 bare root trees, shrubs and conifers. The 2016 Tree Order Form will be available later this fall. Watch the papers and our website for more information.
Other items offered for sale include fertilizer packets, tree mats, flags, tree planting bars, and tree planter rental.
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.
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.
Staff helping unload trees Orders ready for customer pickup
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Click here for photos and descriptions of the trees and shrubs for sale.
Click here for a downloadable copy of The Tree Owner's Manual.