Central Platte NRD has sold 3.8 million trees since 1972 and 613 miles of weed barrier since 1991.
33 Species Available:
COST: $1 per tree, sold in bundles of 25 | $25/25 trees or $100/100 trees
Cost-Share is available for trees & weed barrier at 50%. 200+ trees must be ordered to receive cost-share funds.
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: .45 cents/tree planted The minimum charge is $180.
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.
Spacing Between Rows
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.
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