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 and/or wildlife habitat areas.
The district takes orders from November through April. Ordered trees are available for pickup the last week in April. Tree sales have ended for this year, but you can look at this sample tree order form from to see what trees were offered for sale last year: 2021 Tree Order Form Sample.
In 2012 the district began to also offer potted trees and shrubs in addition to the seedlings, as there were not any businesses locally selling trees and shrubs in large supply. This has changed, as both Frontier and Bomgaars have expanded their offerings. The district will be reevaluating whether this will continue in 2022.
Check out the following guides to help you choose the right species and plant them correctly courtesy of Colorado State Forestry:
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:
- Barnyards and Backyards Magazine: Drip irrigation system delivers right amount of water right where it should
- Colorado State University: Drip irrigation for home gardens
Planting your tree is only the beginning, check out the Wyoming Tree Owners Manual, courtesy of Wyoming State Forestry to help you give your trees the best chance at not only surviving, but thriving in your landscape.
The district also offers weed fabric and anchor pins 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 irrigation lines in place.
- Weed fabric: sold in 6 ft x 300 ft rolls, or by the foot.
- Anchor pins: sold in boxes of 500 or individually
Reach out to our office for current prices
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
If you have questions that aren’t answered here or want additional guidance, please contact our office at (307) 746-3264 ext 111