Tree Sales

Tree planting

The 2019 Tree Sale has Concluded and All Trees are Sold Out. See 2020 draft order form. Reminder we start selling trees in January, it is never to soon to start thinking about your 2020 planting season!


The Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation District holds an annual spring conservation tree sale to encourage tree planting in Mille Lacs County. Each year the SWCD distributes more than 10,000 trees to over 100 residents who plant trees for birds and wildlife, shelter belts and soil and water conservation.

Tree and shrub roots serve to stabilize soil and prevent erosion from storm water runoff. They also filter and cleanse water running through soil to the ground water below. Many species being offered provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife year round. Trees can increase the value of your property and conserve energy by shading your house in summer and sheltering it from cold winds in winter.

The trees and shrubs offered by the SWCD are bare root seedlings that are sold in bundles of 25. Bare root seedlings are easy to plant and grow quickly.

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Tentative Date

Date:    Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time:    3:00pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Mille Lacs County Public Works Garage

             565 8th St NE, Milaca 56353

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Living Snow Fence

Woodlands of Minnesota Landowner Hanbook

Great book available from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. We have copies available at the office, please stop by and pick one up!

Minnesota Native Trees and Shrubs

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Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark is a large (6') shrub that develops long arching branches that provide excellent cover for wildlife. The outer layer of the bark peels in thin papery sheets leaving new, red wood underneath. Blossoms are white and are highly attractive to pollinators such as...

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Juneberry/Service Berry (Amelanchier alnofolia)

Juneberry is a medium to tall, suckering shrub that will reach 6-15 feet tall and 5-12 feet wide. It prefers lightly moist to moist soils, but tolerates sand and clay. Juneberry producers white flowers in the spring and edible purple fruit in summer. The fruit can be...

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False Indigo (Amorpha fructicosa)

False Indigo is a large shrub that will reach 8-12 feet tall with a similar size spread. This shrub prefers a wetter soil and has bluish purple flowers with curved pods appearing in August. False Indigo has fibrous, spreading roots, prefers wet soil and re-grows...

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Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut is a tall, straight shade tree that produces a good quantity of nuts that are enjoyed by wildlife and humans. Black Walnut grows best on lower north and east facing slopes and flood plains. It needs soil that is fertile and moist, yet we drained. Be aware...

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American Linden or Basswood (Tilia Americana)

American Linden (also known as Basswood) has a late blooming, fragrant flowers that are highly attractive to bees and produce excellent honey. This tree prefers deep, rich, well-drained soil and full sun. It can be found on river banks just about the ordinary high...

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Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry trees prefer a well-drained, upland soil, and full sun. Seedlings will grow in the shade, but will only thrive for a few years without sun. Black Cherry flowers resemble bottle brushes and are very similar to Chokecherry flowers. The fruit is edible for...

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Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Black Spruce is a small, slender conifer with short, horizontal, drooping branches. It can be identified by short, stout hairs on the twigs. Although Black Spruce typically grow in wetlands and is long lived but small in poor, bog soils, it will also grow well on...

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Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack Pine is extremely hardy and thrives on sandy, gravely, dry soils that are too poor to support White or Red Pine. It is intolerant of shade and has an extensive horizontal root system making this an excellent choice for controlling erosion on dry, sandy sites....

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White Spruce (Picea glauca)

White Spruce is a large, short needled conifer that is somewhat slow growing and long lived. It carries its branches to the ground making it extremely useful as a wind break as well as shelter for wildlife and ground birds. White Spruce grow in a variety of soils, are...

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Mille Lacs SWCD is located in the lower level of the Mille Lacs Historic Courthouse at 635 2nd Street SE in Milaca.

Phone: 320-983-2160

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