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Lilac Hydrangea

Good Ground

Ground Prep

Clumpy soil creates air pockets which will cause the roots to dry out and kill the trees. 

 The best time to start working your ground is the spring, 1 year before, the planting will happen

Till it again in the spring before we come out to plant the trees. DO NOT plant a crop where the trees are going to be planted. It will compete for moisture with the trees.

The ground should be worked 4” to 8” in depth.

Weeds need to be dealt with before we come out to plant and also before we lay the fabric down.

You need to work the ground around the trees to keep the soil loose and weed free for fabric installation.

The better that the site is worked up, the better the chance of the trees surviving.

Planting into sod is not recommended. It is more difficult to do and leaves the trees fighting with the grass for valuable moisture.

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Bad Ground

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Thinking about tree planting?

Are you thinking you need a new shelterbelt  or just a row or two? We can machine plant trees for you! Call us at 701-824-3218 ext 3.

We charge  $.35/ foot to plant the trees. This price does include the tree.

We can also install weed barrier fabric at a cost of $.65/ foot. Fabric helps control the weeds around the trees to help them become established.


2024 Handplant
Order Form 

Tree Orders are due
November 1, 2023



SCD and NRCS Programs 

North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund was established in 2013 as a multi-million dollar program to provide grants to state agencies, tribal governments, political subdivisions, and nonprofit organizations, with higher priority given to projects that enhance conservation practices in this state by:
Directive A - Providing access to private and public lands for sportsmen, including projects that create fish and wildlife habitat and provide access for sportsmen;
 Directive B - Improving, maintaining and restoring water quality, soil conditions, plant diversity, animal systems, and by supporting other practices of stewardship to enhance farming and ranching;
 Directive C - Developing, enhancing, conserving and restoring wildlife and fish habitat on private and public lands; and
 Directive D - Conserving natural areas and creating other areas for recreation through the establishment and development of parks and other recreation areas.



Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility. EQIP provides assistance with a variety of conservation activities, such as cover crops, reduced tillage, nutrient management, tree and grass plantings, livestock water systems, rotational grazing, and much more. 

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation.  Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, NRCS can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. NRCS can help you identify natural resource problems in your operation and provide technical and financial assistance to solve those problems or attain higher stewardship levels in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.


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