Forestry Services

Annual Tree Sale
Each year
we provide our district's landowners an opportunity to purchase affordable conservation shrubs, deciduous trees and evergreens to help them reduce erosion on their property, protect water quality, increase energy conservation, improve wildlife habitat and in general, increase the aesthetics of their property.

Tree Order Form - click here for the 2015 SWCD Tree Order form

Soil Survey WebsiteClick here for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) soil survey site.

Tree Care Tips for your Planting Project click here

Click here for animal repellent information.  Order directly from the website or purchase the 1 liter spray bottle from the SWCD.  One spray bottle will protect 100 - 1 foot plants. Granular formula is also available and will protect 300-400 one foot tall trees.

Woodland Stewardship
Become a woodland steward by actively managing your land for personal benefits, while protecting the quality of its natural resources for future generations.  If you own 40 acres or more of wooded land, contact our office for information about a woodland stewardship plan written for your property with your interests in mind by a certified forest plan writer. 

Only have 20 acres, but want to know more about best managing your forest?  Please stop by our office or request a copy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Beyond the Suburbs" landowner's guide to conservation management.

Tax Relief Options for Forest Landowners Click Here for the My Minnesota Woods connection for information regarding the Green Acres Program or Sustainable Forest Incentives Act (SFIA).  Click here for a fact sheet regarding the Sustainable Forestry Incentives Act.

Tree Care
Please click here for the DNR's tree care guidelines.

Tree ID Cards for review click here