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.
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
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
Hand Planting Bare Root Seedlings:
To contact ND Forest Service for help identifying the source of a tree problem
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
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in. -- Greek proverb