Links to documents and websites with information on trees:
Information for Conservation Plantings
Provides a list of available species and can be mailed in for handplant orders.
Consult with SCD staff to plan your plantings.
ND Forest Service Windbreak Resources
Links to information on caring for your shelterbelt
Has pictures and descriptions of a majority of the trees sold by the District
The nursery is owned and operated by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts. You can find many of the species available to you as well as see pictures and descriptions of the trees.
NDSU-North Dakota Forest Service operates this nursery to provide trees for conservation plantings.
Comparison of Large Deciduous Trees
Conservation Tree Seedlings
Both of these photos are conservation grade seedlings used in windbreak plantings. Bareroot seedlings are used in machine tree planting. When available, plugs are recommended for hand planting.
Photos courtesy of Towner State Nursery
Information for Yard and Urban Landscape Trees
This tool is to be used for yard landscape trees only, NOT for shelterbelts.
City of Carrington Approved Trees List
North Dakota Tree Inventory/Planning Tool, includes the City of Carrington
US Forest Service publication
Watering New Tree Plantings
Click PDF for watering information. See also Products page
Deer Damage Prevention: See our Products page
Information from University of Minnesota
Information from NRCS can be found here and here
Hand Planting Bare Root Seedlings:
Conifer brochure from ND Forest Service
Information from NRCS Plant Materials
Information from American Forests
To contact ND Forest Service for help identifying the source of a tree problem, link found on their Tree Health and Care webpage.
Information from Purdue University Extension
Information from US Forest Service
NDSU Extension publication
Common Tree Diseases in North Dakota
Information from City of Bismarck Forestry
Emerald Ash Borer Information
ND Forest Service tools and information
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APHIS emerald ash borer web page with links to documents, etc.