Seedling tree order form is now available. Please make sure you include a check (payable to Morgan County Extension Fund) with your order and that tax is included. No credit or debit cards accepted. Orders will be taken until March 1, 2023.
About our Seedling Tree Program:
The seedling tree program allows farmers, ranchers and rural landowners to obtain trees at a nominal cost. Our goal is to encourage landowners to plant new forests; to establish effective windbreaks that reduce erosion; to protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways; and to enhance wildlife habitat. Trees and shrubs are grown for conservation benefits only. Ornamental qualities such as color, degree of flowering, fruit production, etc. are not guaranteed.
Trees and shrubs are grown for their demonstrated conservation characteristics and are suitable for Colorado weather conditions.
A Buyers Guide is available that can provide useful information about growth form, crown density, size, drought resistance, cold hardiness, growth rate, life span, elevational range, soil conditions, possible insects and disease problems, wildlife value, seasonal color and other information. The Buyers Guide (1.8 MB PDF) can be downloaded.
This information also has been condensed and combined with other information into the easy-to-use Species Suitability Guide for Colorado (55 kb). Additional information includes cold hardiness, drought resistance, alkali tolerance, windbreak suitability, wildlife suitability, mature height, growth form and elevational range.