NRD Taking Tree Orders for 2020 Planting

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District is now accepting orders for conservation tree and shrub seedlings for planting in Spring, 2020.  The trees are sold across the District to landowners seeking to implement windbreaks, wildlife habitat, buffer strips, or other conservation practices.  Each tree or shrub is a two-year-old bare root seedling and approximately 12 to 18 inches tall.

The price on all trees and shrubs is $1.00 per seedling plus sales tax.  Each species must be ordered in lots of 25.  Property owners can hand plant the trees and shrubs or request the NRD machine plant them.  The Lower Loup’s machine planting charge is 75 cents per tree and the minimum charge is $200.  The District also provides a weed spraying service.  The charge is $35 plus $2.00 per hundred feet of row.  Species can also be ordered on-line, click here.

Cost-share assistance may be available.  More information is available from your nearest Natural Resources Conservation Service or from the Lower Loup Natural Resources District.

North Central District Forester Richard Woollen of the Nebraska Forest Service said seedlings are sold on a first come, first served basis and supplies are limited.  The forester suggested landowners contact the NRCS to get the planning process underway.  He said that getting an early start will ensure a good species selection.

For more information on the conservation tree program, drop by or call the Lower Loup NRD Headquarters office, 2620 Airport Drive, Ord, Nebraska, 68862.  Telephone (308) 728-3221.