Soil and Water Conservation District

Tree Program

Each year the Soil and Water Conservation District sells conifer trees, deciduous trees, and shrubs.  Trees help reduce erosion, protect water quality, increase energy conservation, improve wildlife habitat, and may increase the value of your property.  If you have questions about species availability, or would like to be added to the tree sale list, contact Megan FitzGerald at 218.333.4158 or by email at megan.fitzgerald@co.beltrami.mn.us.

Last year we added three conservation packs; lowland, upland, and wildlife.  Each of these packs contains 20 trees with four different species targeted for a specific purpose.  For 2019, we added seed mixes and native plant plug kits.  The seed mixes are targeted in four separate areas:  pollinators, songbirds, woodlands, and septic mounds.  The plant plugs are designed to start a new native planting or enhance an existing space for pollinators, woodlands/shade gardens, or lakeshores. 

2019 Tree Order Form

We are currently taking orders.  Trees are available on a first come, first serve basis, and sales will continue until all trees run out.  The tree pick up is typically held the last Thursday and Friday of April.  Please contact the Soil and Water Conservation District for details.    

Additional resources include the Minnesota Tree Planting Handbook made available by the University of Minnesota and the Tree Owner's Manual from the U.S. Forest Service.

Sustaining Minnesota Forest Resources

 

When does the SWCD begin taking orders?

The SWCD takes orders in the fall and has trees ready for pick up in the spring. 

All other orders can be placed from October until we run out of trees.

Where do I place an order?

You can either stop by the Environmental Services Office in the Beltrami County Administration Building or mail an order form to 701 Minnesota Avenue Suite 113, Bemidji MN 56601.

In order to reserve trees your order must be accompanied by payment.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept checks or cash.

When is tree pick up?

Tree pick up is typically held the last Thursday and Friday of April, the tree order form will have the exact pick up dates and times right above your signature.

Where do I pick up my trees?

Our tree pick up location is on the old county fairgrounds, behind target.  The entrance/exit is on 23rd Street NW, and the building we use is the closest one to target. (see Map)

How can I get notifications for the Tree Sale?

If you are interested in getting notified every year of the tree sale we can put you on our email list all you need to do is call 333-4158 and give us your name and email.

SWCD

  • 701 Minnesota Ave NW, Suite 113
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    218-333-4158 F: 218-333-8486
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