2015 SWCD Tree Sale
In an effort to promote conservation, wildlife habitat and forestry the Stearns County SWCD is once again participating in a tree sale.
The 2015 tree sale has begun, trees will be picked up in late April or early May.
Tree orders can be made in the SWCD office in Waite Park using only cash or check as payment methods. See below for details on the trees available and further information on the tree sale orders.
** Tree Sale Pick Up Announced **
The trees you ordered from the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District will be available to pick up on the following days:
Friday, May 1 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
--These are the only times the trees can be picked up-
You can pick up your tree order at the MN Department of Transportation (DOT) building in Albany (not the Stearns County Hwy. building). The DOT building (light yellow) is across I-94 from the City of Albany, on the south side of Stearns Cty. Rd. 10, just east of the Fleet Supply store. From I-94, Take Cty. Rd. 10 south to the stop sign, and then turn right, following Cty. Rd. 10 for 1/8 mile (34916 County Road 10). A sign will be posted along Cty. Rd. 10.
Any order not picked up during scheduled times will be charged a $25 late fee. Call Lori or Jason at 320-251-7800, Extension 3, if you have questions.
There are a limited number of bundles for each tree type available. Trees will be crossed off when no longer available. See below for costs and details.
Shrubs (Mature Height 8'-10')
Small Trees (Mature Height 10'-18')
(Mature Height Over 60')
Conifers (Mature Height Over 40')
White Cedar (T)
Shrubs(Mature Height 8'-10')
|Hazelnut (Filbert)||Fair to Good||Moderate||Good||$32|
Small Trees(Mature Height 10'-18')
Medium - Tall Trees(Mature Height Over 60')
|Common Name |
Fair to Good
Conifers(Mature Height Over 40')
|Balsam Fir (S)||Fair||Mod/Rapid||Good||$22|
|Black Hills Spruce (T)||Fair to Good||Moderate||Good||$35|
|Colorado Spruce (T)||Fair to Good||Slow||Good||$37|
|Norway Pine (T)||Good||Mod/Rapid||Fair||$30|
|Red Cedar (T)||Good||Slow/Mod||Good||$37|
|White Cedar (T)||Good||Slow/Mod||Good||$30|
|White Pine (T)||Fair||Rapid||Fair||$30|
|White Spruce (T)||Fair||Mod/Rapid||Good||$30|
(S) Seedlings are plants once seeded are not moved until transplanted
Tree Program Details:
Trees are sold in bundles of 25 with a minimum order of 2 bundles (which is 50 trees).
Trees must be ordered in the SWCD office located at 110 2nd Street South, Suite 128, Waite Park, MN 56387 (Marketplace Mall) and picked up in Albany, MN.
No orders will be taken via the phone or mail. Payment in full is required when the order is placed. (Cash or check only).
The SWCD reserves the right to cancel your order and refund the payment if trees become unavailable. Refunds will not be made for any other reason.
Shipping charges are included in the price of the trees.
You will be notified by postcard when the trees can be picked up in Albany, MN (usually the last Friday and Saturday in April or the first week in May.)
Trees cannot be resold or removed with the roots attached.
Trees planted on CRP and RIM land are exempt from sales tax if a landowner completes and signs an ST3 form.
Any questions please call us at 320-251-7800 x 3.
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