The primary reason for early shelterbelt or windbreak failures is the lack of weed control, which results in poor growth and dead trees. Weed control should begin the year prior to planting and continue until the lower branches of the trees close in and shade out weeds and grasses. Good weed control involves a combination of good matting and regular maintenance.
3'x3' mat square (with staples) - $1.50
4'x300' solid roll (with staples) - $80
The fabric resists tearing, puncturing and weed penetration while allowing air and water to get to the tree roots. When the fabric is used properly, it prevents weeds from growing around the trees. By reducing weed competition, you may see better growth rates and tree survivability. Using the matting also reduces the need for mowing, tilling and pulling weeds by hand.
The Lincoln SWCD offers trees, shrubs, conifers and matting material available for conservation purposes. Trees can be ordered throughout the year however most orders are placed over the winter. The District also provides technical/planning, planting assistance on larger orders for trees bought through the District. If you have questions about our tree program, species or availability please contact Lincoln SWCD.
Lincoln SWCD (507) 694-1630
Click on the links below to view images of some of the trees we offer through our tree program!
Orders can be placed over the phone, by email or by using our tree order form. For a paper order form to mail in, drop off or call 507-694-1630 ext. 3. After the order is received, the SWCD Technician will check availability. If any changes need to be addressed, the technician will contact customer.
Tree Project Bills (over $250.00)
50% project cost due at ordering and remaining balance due upon pickup/planting.