The annual tree sale is one of the district’s longest standing programs. Each year the district offers low-cost seedling trees and shrubs for sale. They also provide technical assistance and information to citizens of Weston County with the goal of establishing conservation tree plantings including shelterbelts, field or livestock windbreaks, living snow fences, riparian plantings, and wildlife habitat areas.
The district takes orders each year from October to early April. Trees are typically available for pickup the last week in April or early May. Download the order form below for current availability and prices. Return the order form with payment to the District to reserve your trees today. You can also visit our store to submit orders and payment online.
The seedling trees and shrubs vary in height, typically averaging 10-24 inches. These come as bare root plants, meaning the roots are not in soil. They are sourced from nurseries in North Dakota. See the order form for current prices and availability.
Potted Trees and Shrubs
In addition to the seedling trees and shrubs, the District also offers potted trees and shrubs for sale. They are sourced from a nursery in Utah. See the order form for current prices and availability.
The district also offers weed fabric, anchor pins, and tree protectors for sale. The weed fabric helps reduce weed competition as new seedling trees are establishing. The anchor pins help to hold the fabric in place against wind, etc. They can also be used to hold drip irrigation lines in place.
Check out the following guides to help you choose the right species and plant them correctly courtesy of Wyoming NRCS and Colorado State Forestry:
Proper planting and care is also important in the successes of your new trees and shrubs. Check out the Wyoming Tree Owners Manual, courtesy of Wyoming State Forestry, and the Planting Guide for planting your seedling trees, courtesy of Colorado State University, to help you give your trees the best chance at not only surviving, but thriving in your landscape.
Watering your trees
One of the most important things you can do to help ensure the success of your new trees is to provide adequate water. Installing a drip system is the best way to accomplish this. It allows you to provide water directly to each individual tree and match the amount of water to the needs of the trees. It can also help minimize excess water usage. For more on installing a drip irrigation system, check out the following publications:
Living in Wyoming means living with wind and snow. Having a well planned, healthy wind break or living snow fence can go a long way to making life in rural Wyoming more enjoyable and safe. For the best results it is important to understand the factors that go into creating an effective windbreak.
Check out this article from Barnyards and Backyards that covers the basics of planning your own windbreak:
Also, refer to this guide courtesy of Laramie County Conservation District that gives some practical, on the ground advice for a successful windbreak: Windbreak 101
Noise and Visual Barriers
Rows of trees and shrubs can also be used to help create a visual screen as well as a buffer from noise. Review the following resources for more information on creating an effective visual and noise barrier: