Farm and Ranch
Conservation Tree & Shrub Program in Collin County
By Jilane L. Carper, Soil Conservation Technician/Clerk, Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District #535
Jan 17, 2020
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Collin County, Texas -- The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for conservation tree and shrub seedlings. The purpose of this program is to assist farmers, ranchers & landowners with conservation practices such as windbreaks, noise and site barriers, erosion control and water conservation.  Several varieties of evergreen and hardwood trees are being offered this year. 

The plastic tube container species available include Afghanistan Pine, Austrian Pine, Catalpa, Italian Stone Pine. Lotebush, Oriental Arborvitae, Pinyon Pine, Texas Redbud and Western Soapberry.  Containerized species are sold in bundles of 25 for $70.
 
Bareroot species available include Bur Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Pecan and Shumard Oak. These hardwood seedling species are also sold in bundles of 25 and are available for $50.

All species being offered are tolerable to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8, which includes North Texas and all of Collin County, and are provided by the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Conservation tree order forms are available at the District office, 1404 N. McDonald Street, Suite 100, McKinney, TX, or you can request a form via email at Jilane.Carper@tx.nacdnet.net 

Tree orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis in case of depletion of inventory.  Supplies of some species are limited, so order early for a better opportunity of having your order filled.  All orders must be received by Wednesday, FEBRUARY 11, 2020.

The District promotes the tree seedling sale program solely to encourage conservation.  Tree seedlings purchased from the District are NOT for resale.  Orders will be ready for pick up on or around February 20, 2020.  A reminder email will be sent with pick-up day and time information. 

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please call 972-542-0081 ext. 3.  All proceeds from these sales will help fund the Districtís conservation programs and education throughout Collin County.