Soil and Water Conservation District

Tree Program

Each year the Soil and Water Conservation Distract 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 what species to plant, or would like to be added to the tree sale list, contact Zach Gutknecht at 218.333.4157 or

The 2018 tree sale has a few changes from previous years, we are selling trees in bundles of 25 and will be offering three conservation packs; lowland, upland, and wildlife, each pack will have 20 trees with 4 different species targeted for a specific purpose.  The conservation packs are in limited supply, order soon for best availability.

In addition, the tree form has additional information for each of the available tree species, such as drought tolerance, growth rate, potential spread, and potential mature height.  If you are stuck between a few trees or want more information on any given tree just click on the species name in the form and a link will provide a website helping you get to know any of the trees.  The form is also fillable while you are on your computer.  Filling the form out before you print will automatically give you the total of your purchase as you enter in the number of conservation packs, tree bundles, and/or tree accessories.  You can either mail the order form and a check or stop by the Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District/Environmental Services in Bemidji.


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2018 Tree Order Form (fillable pdf for pc use)

2018 Tree Order Form (non-fillable for mobile device)

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


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