Tree Program


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.


Tree Matting

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.

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Lincoln County Planting Ordinance

MN SWCD Tree Handbook

Lincoln SWCD Tree Program Brochure


Plantskydd Repellent

Long lasting, year round protection for your garden & landscape. Proven effective for up to 6 months. Effective on deer, rabbits, voles, elk, moose chipmunks and squirrels. Treat plants by spraying or dipping them in the solution. Needles and leaves may temporarily darken but color will return in 18-36 hours. Rain resistant, no need to re-apply after every rainfall. Safe for use in vegetable gardens, on fruit trees and food crops. Apply to plants above freezing temperature. Plantskydd repels by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity. Animals avoid the plants because of the smell.

1 quart spray pre-mixed - $20 

1.3 gallon pre-mixed - $50 


Tubex Tree Shelter

Tubex Tree Shelters are an important tool when attempting to establish difficult to grow tree seedlings on challenging sites. Tubex tree shelters protect plants from browsing animals and have been specially designed to provide the right solution to your planting needs. These tree shelters provide a tree seedling with 5—7 years of durability and protection.

4' tree shelter (with stake) - $4