The Rice County Nature Resource and Conservation Service still has some bare root tree seedlings available. A bundle of 25 costs $39 plus tax. Species available include red maple, American plum, river birch, black chokeberry and hazelnut. There are also a few potted trees left that cost $13.25 each. Species of potted trees include Norway spruce, Meyer spruce and Black Hills spruce. Call Debbie at the Rice County NRCS office at (507) 332-5408 to see with is still available.

All the species from the Rice NRCS are native to Minnesota or well adapted to our climate that can be at times very hot and cold. When the trees are established, they pretty much can take care of themselves. However, you will need to give the seedlings some attention to get them going. That might include controlling weeds and grass around the seedling and maybe watering, depending on rainfall patterns.

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