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 October TO APRIL 1ST. Ordered trees are available for pickup the last week in April.
**2023 tree and shrub variety descriptions and order form will be available in October**
In addition to the seedling trees and shrubs, the District also offers potted trees and shrubs for sale. See our order form for more information and current prices.
Check out the following guides to help you choose the right species and plant them correctly courtesy of Wyoming NRCS and Colorado State Forestry:
Wyoming NRCS has created a guide to help you choose suitable trees and shrubs for conservation plantings in Wyoming:
Conservation Trees and Shrubs for Wyoming
For a description of conservation trees check out this guide:
Trees for Conservation
Refer to this planting guide to learn how to properly plant your seedling trees: Nursery Planting Guide
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, 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. The tree protectors shield new trees from the sun and wind.
- Weed fabric: sold in 6 ft x 300 ft rolls, or by the foot.
- Anchor pins: sold in boxes of 500 or individually
- Tree protectors: sold 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
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:
Arbor Day Foundation: Using Trees and Shrubs to Reduce Noise
USDA National Agroforestry Center: Using agroforestry to buffer noise
If you have questions that aren’t answered here or want additional guidance,
please contact our office at (307) 746-3264 ext 111