TREE AND PLANT PROGRAM
Since 1941, we've been offering low-cost, high-quality tree and shrub seedlings to Scott County landowners. By adding native prairie seed mixes and live plant kits, there's now something for everyone to help make our county a more beautiful and environmentally friendly place to live!
We offer bare-root tree and shrub seedlings, native prairie seed mixes, and native garden kits for use on your land. Planting trees and native grasses and flowers not only beautifies your property but also contributes to better water quality and helps to stop erosion.
Conifers are trees and shrubs that stay green all year-round. They have needle-shaped leaves and cones, and they add great nesting habitat for birds and wildlife. All species sold are native to Minnesota.
Spruce, pine, and cedar are among your choices and are sold in bundles of 10 or 25 bare-root seedlings.
Deciduous trees provide great fall color before shedding their leaves each fall. The trees we have available are specially chosen to provide you with a variety of choices, sizes, fall color. They also provide habitat for birds and offer shade and borders along boulevards and in your yard.
Aspen, birch, maples, and oak are among your choices and are sold in bundles of 25 bare-root seedlings. Some species are available in bundles of 10 while supplies lasts!
These fast-growing shrubs add seasonal bursts of color to your landscape while providing nesting, cover and food for songbirds, deer and other wildlife. Many of these varieties also offer usable, edible fruit for making jams, jellies and wine.
Chokeberry, dogwood, hazelnut, and lilac are among your choices and are sold in bundles of 25 bare-root seedlings. Some species are available in bundles of 10 while supplies lasts!
Tree Tubes, planting spades, marking flags, and weed-control tree mats may also be purchased through our tree sale. These items will help you be successful with your conservation and planting efforts.
Rainbarrels and compost bins are available at our Summer Plant Sale.
Our native plant kits offer an easy, diverse package for people looking to add 150 square feet of Minnesota native flowers and grasses to their property.
Each kit includes a total of 36 plants, each with at least 6 different species.
We offer a variety of native plant kits consisting solely of species native to Minnesota. Native plant kits are available later in the year, with pickup around June.
Native wildflowers and grasses are a wonderful way to beautify your landscape while providing excellent habitat for song birds, pollinators and all sorts of other wildlife. All our species are native to Minnesota, and require minimal water, fertilizer or regular mowing, making them a wonderful alternative to large, manicured lawns. While some species tolerate shade, prairies generally require full sun to thrive.
We offer a variety of different prairie seed mixes consisting solely of species native to Minnesota. Seed mixes are available later in the year, with pickup around June.
Rainbarrels can be purchased at the summer plant sale. It comes with all parts and can be assembled in minutes. Then just elevate it about 18 to 24 inches and place it in a location that catches water off your house's roof, such as under a gutter or drain spout. These brown, barrel-shaped rain catchers can be used with a soaker hose around trees, shrubs, gardens and plantings or may be used to fill up a watering can for potted plants.
Compost bins are also available at the summer plant sale. Made of sturdy, yet lightweight 100% recycled plastic, this 2 piece compost bin will hide unsightly compost piles. Great for an urban yard, the lockable lid will deter animals, and sliding doors on each side allow for easy access to monitor and turn materials.
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To schedule a free site visit or talk to our staff about potential projects, call our office at 952-492-5425 or fill out the form.