The Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is now accepting orders for the 2020 Tree Sale. The Rice SWCD has a good selection of species to meet conservation needs from shrubs to trees. The trees and shrubs can be planted in urban and rural areas for windbreaks, agroforestry, erosion control, wildlife habitat and many other conservation practices.

There are twenty six different tree and shrub species available for planting this spring. New species this year include Norway poplar and Balsam Fir. Most of the stock is bare-root but there will be a few potted evergreens available. Some of the species sell out so after February 26, 2019 call the Rice SWCD to check availability. In some cases you can special order certain species.

The Rice County SWCD also offers tree mats, fertilizer packets, and other supplies that can help make your planting a success. In addition I believe the Rice County Forestry Committee has a tree planter available to rent for larger plantings. The trees will arrive the second week of April. Almost all County SWCD's have a similar Tree program so if you are interested contact your local SWCD Office!