Trees & Weed Barrier

Central Platte NRD has sold 3.8 million trees since 1972 and 623 miles of weed barrier since 1991.


Trees & Shrubs

Tree orders are accepted November 1 - April 1.

Shrubs  American Hazel, American Plum, Amur Maple, Black Chokeberry, Caragana, Chokecherry, Common Lilac, Elderberry, False Indigo, Golden Currant, Peking Cotoneaster, Red-Osier Dogwood, Serviceberry, Silver Buffaloberry, Skunkbush Sumac

Deciduous/Hardwoods  Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Bur Oak, Catalpa, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Manchurian Apricot, Midwest Crabapple, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Swamp White Oak

Conifers  Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Norway Spruce,  Ponderosa Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Southwestern White Pine

COST: $1.25 per tree, sold in bundles of 25  |   $31.25 for 25 trees or $125/100 trees
Cost-Share is available for trees & weed barrier at 50%.  200+ trees must be ordered to receive cost-share funds.


Packages for Small Acreages   

50 seedlings for $65 (10 of each tree)  

  • Flowering Package
    Serviceberry, Midwest Crabapple, Common Lilac, Red-Osier Dogwood, Caragana
  • Wildlife Package 
    Chokecherry, American Plum, Elderberry, Golden Currant, Red-Osier Dogwood   
  • Eastern Nebraska
    Bur Oak, Peking Cotoneaster, Swamp White Oak, Midwest Crabapple, Black Chokeberry
  • Western Nebraska 
    Ponderosa Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Bur Oak, Chokecherry, American Plum
ORDER FORM  for trees, shrubs, weed barrier & small acreage packages
Ponderosa Pine Windbreak






Planting Service

A complete tree planting service is available for orders of 200+ trees. Service includes a tree crew with all necessary equipment. When arrangements are made for the NRD to plant the trees, the tree planting crew will deliver them to the landowner at planting time.
Cost:  .50 cents/tree planted    The minimum charge is $200.

It is the landowners responsibility to prep the site. The area to be planted should be prepared as if a garden or field crop were being planted. Plowing and then disking or roto-tilling the ground will establish an excellent seedbed. Survival of your trees greatly depends on excellent ground preparation. Autumn is the best time to begin preparing the soil for tree planting because the winter weather allows the soil to mellow.

Tree Planting Guide


Spacing Between Rows

              • Cedar trees: 10-14′
              • Pine trees: 10-18′
              • Deciduous: 12-16′ apart
              • Shrubs: 4′ apart

Weed Barrier Program


Fabric weed barrier is offered for long-lasting protection against weeds without constant effort and damage to the seedlings or the environment. The black polypropylene fabric has the appearance of tightly woven burlap that allows water and nutrients to absorb into the soil. The material has a minimum service life of five years guaranteed.

  • Fabric: 6’ wide
    .50 cents/lineal foot + tax
  • Sheets of Fabric: 4’x4’ sheets
    $1.75 /sheet
  • Staples: 10”x 2”x 8” gauge
    .15 cents each
  • Fabric & Installation:  1,000 linear feet minimum required. Customers billed for actual feet after the job is completed.
    $1.50 cents per linear feet + tax. 50% payment of estimated installation cost is required when order is placed.

NOTE: As your trees grow, it's important to cut the fabric back to allow the trunk to have sufficient space and to prevent girdling.  VIDEO