| 805 Dorsey Street
P.O. Box 826
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
2011 Tree Program Brochure
|Ordering Trees||Species Available||Cost of Trees||Planting Service||Flagging|
|Cost of Tree Planting Service||Accessories||Site Preparation||Cost of Site Preparation||Payment Procedure|
Trees may be ordered by contacting any of the NRCS offices or the Lower Big Blue NRD office. Orders MUST be in multiples of 25 per species. Delivery date starts in mid-April, depending on the type of weather in the spring.
|Austrian Pine||Black Cherry||Black Walnut||Bur Oak||American Plum||Amur Maple||Buffaloberry|
|Black Hills Spruce||Cottonwood (Seedless)||Cottonwood (Seeds)||Chinkapin Oak||Caragana||Chokeberry||Chokecherry|
|Colorado Blue Spruce||Hackberry||Honey Locust||Kentucky Coffee Tree||Cotoneaster||Crab Apple||Cranberry Highbush|
|Concolor Fir||Laural Leaf Willow||Little Leaf Linden||Norway Poplar||Elderberry||Golden Currant||Hardy Apricot|
|Eastern White Pine||Pecan (Northern)||Red Maple||Red Oak||Hazelnut||Honeysuckle||Juneberry|
|Jack Pine||Shagbark Hickory||Silver Maple||Sugar Maple||Lilac (common)||Lilac (Villosa)||McDermand Pear|
|Ponderosa Pine||Swamp White Oak||Nanking Cherry||Red Osier Dogwood||River Grape Vine|
|Red Cedar||Sand Cherry||Serviceberry||Skunkbush Sumac|
|Southwestern White Pine||Woodbine Vine|
Cost of Trees
$ .85 per tree. Orders must be in multiples of 25 per species. There will be extra charges for special orders. Payment is due upon placement of order. Hand plant orders will be charged an additional $2.20 for packaging and handling.
Contact your local NRCS office or the Lower Big Blue NRD office to make arrangements to plan your windbreak.
A technician will suggest the type of trees suited to your soil type. A plan will be drawn up to meet your needs. The Lower Big Blue NRD will plant the trees with a minimum order of 200 trees.
Trees are planted as soon as the ground conditions are suitable in the spring. Tree planting will begin in a different county each year.
A technician will flag the windbreak before machine planting trees. If flags are removed by the landowner for site preparation, they must be replaced in the same location before tree planting will be done.
Cost of Tree Planting Service
The cost of tree planting is $1.00 per tree. The NRD can no longer provide a spraying service for weed control.
|Weed Barrier Squares||$1.00 each||3' x 3' square & five 9-guage pins|
|Tree Tubes||$1.25 each||2' high, to be used with broad leaves|
|Mesh Tree Protector||$0.50 each||2' high, and bamboo stake|
Good site preparation is a key to tree growth and survival. The best site preparation begins the year before the trees are planted. No trees will be planted by the NRD in sod unless the ground was prepared the previous fall. The technician assisting in planning the windbreak, can advise you of the type of site preparation needed. The technician can also help you determine if herbicide carry-over will be a problem.
Cost of Site Preparation
The Lower Big Blue NRD has a tractor-mounted rototiller to help cooperators with site preparation. The cost of site preparation is $30.00/tractor hour, with a minimum charge of $60.00.
Payment for trees and planting services is due upon ordering. Billing for roto tilling will be done after the trees are planted and will be due upon receipt. Payment payable to the Lower Big Blue NRD.
Lower Big Blue NRD
Questions/Comments respond via e-mail to: Lower Big Blue