Tree Program


The Chippewa SWCD is committed to provide low cost quality trees to Chippewa County landowners for conservation practices. We sell northern grown stock assuring that the trees will survive and prosper in our Minnesota climate.



Please mail or email your tree order to Tom Sletta at [email protected] or 629 N. 11th St, Suite 7, Montevideo, MN 56265

What steps do you take if you are planning a conservation tree planting?

  1. Decide where and what you are doing: a windbreak, windbreak renovation, field windbreak or wildlife planting.
  2. Call the conservation office for an appointment to set up a time to go over the site.
  3. A plan will be drawn up, trees recommended, soil map checked to determine what kind of trees will grow there and amount of room needed.
  4. Site preparation is done in the fall or spring.
  5. Trees are ordered in the fall for spring delivery. The earlier the order, the better chance of receiving the tree varieties you want.
  6. Trees are planted in the spring. We have a tree planter and planting charges are included in the cost of the trees. (We hand plant for $1.00 per 1 gallon potted evergreen and $2.00 per 2 gallon potted evergreen.)
  7. Tree maintenance includes keeping them weed free and watered as needed. Several ways of keeping them weed free is using rolls of fabric matting, tree matt squares, or chemical control.