The Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District is in its final weeks of accepting orders for reasonably priced, bare-root tree seedlings. Trees will be distributed in Litchfield Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Fewer trees have been ordered this year to accommodate a different storage system. Local landowners are encouraged to preorder trees now to assure their availability at distribution.
Whether you are looking to protect your investments by putting a shelterbelt around your feedlot, farm yard, or home; reduce water pollutants by restoring tree and shrub vegetation along stream banks and lakeshores; expanding bird and animal habitat by planting wildlife-friendly species, or simply providing shade or greenery, Meeker SWCD has trees to fit your needs. Most trees are sold in bundles of 25 for $1.50 per tree. A few varieties of trees in pots are available for $8-$13.
Meeker SWCD also provides a tree matting service, fertilizer packets, tree tubes, and planting services.
Contact Meeker SWCD at (320) 693-7287 with questions. You may visit the Soil and Water Conservation section of the www.co.meeker.mn.us website, or stop by the office at 916 East St. Paul Street in Litchfield to get an order form.