Tree Programs

Tree Programs

Conservation Forestry Program

Conservation Forestry Program
Conservation Forestry Program

This program allows constituents to purchase tree and shrub seedlings for development of wildlife habitat, windbreaks, and many other uses. Ordering begins November 1, 2018 for delivery in April, 2019. 

  • The Lower Platte South NRD sells seedling trees and shrubs in bulk to cooperating landowners.
  • The minimum order is 25. Species are sold in bundles of 25 (except if ordering packages) and therefore must be ordered in increments of 25.
  • All trees and shrubs are $0.85 each for orders of 25 - 75 seedlings and $0.80 each for orders of 100 seedlings or more.
  • Trees ordered will be delivered directly to the LPSNRD office and stored in our custom tree cooler.
  • It is up to the cooperator to retrieve their trees after receiving notification around mid-April.

The earlier you pick up your trees from our tree cooler and plant them, the better their survival rate will be. If ordering 100 or more seedlings, be sure to check the box under EACH SPECIES in order to receive the discount.

Community Forestry Program

Community Forestry Program
Community Forestry Program

LPSNRD assists various community groups with the purchase of trees. We have cost-shared with schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and many other types of groups to help them purchase trees.​

  • There is no minimum number of trees you must order.
  • Shrubs are not eligible for cost-share assistance.
  • Standard stock sizes are 1 1/2”-1 3/4” on deciduous trees and 4’-5’ on conifer stock. Root marker bags are acceptable.
  • Smaller stock can be planted but cost-share will be based on the price of the standard size stock.
  • Maximum in-kind claim amount is $100/tree for planting and/or $15 per tree for three years of watering and mulching.
  • Proposals from at least 3 tree vendors must accompany each application.
  • All trees must be guaranteed for one year.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first served basis, with total fiscal year cost-sharing based on the LPSNRD budgeted amount. Spring plantings should be completed prior to June 1st. Applications are subject to approval by the district forester, general manager, and the LPSNRD Board of Directors.​