Trees provide important benefits such as protecting homes and livestock from wind and snow, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs, preventing soil erosion, and providing wildlife habitat. The Upper Loup NRD offers tree program services including: planning, planting, weed barrier installation or weed control, and drip irrigation.
ULNRD technicians are available to work with landowners to determine the type and number of trees and shrubs needed. If you are needing to work on a shelterbelt plan, the cost for tree planning is free, but it needs to be done in the late winter and early spring months.
To learn more about the trees that are available through the NRD, follow the link here, or contact our office at 308-645-2250.
The Upper Loup NRD is accepting orders for trees to be planted in the spring. Orders will be taken through February or while inventory remains. These low-cost seedling trees are made available for the planting of farm and livestock windbreaks, wildlife habitat, living snow fences, and other multipurpose plantings.
The Upper Loup NRD sells trees to anyone within the district. Trees may be purchased as hand plants (planted by the purchaser) or machine plants (planted by the NRD). Seedlings are two years old and approximately 12" to 18" tall and are offered bare root or a few species are offered potted. Trees and shrubs purchased through ULNRD may not be re-sold with the roots still attached.
Tree planting may qualify for either state or federal cost-share, available at a rate of 65% of the total cost. Cost-share is available when NRD crews machine plant seedlings or when a cooperator hand plants seedlings to federal specifications. A 100 tree minimum purchase is required to apply for state cost-share.
To learn more about the trees that are available through the NRD, along with pricing information, follow the link here, or contact our office at 308-645-2250.