Central Platte NRD Taking Orders for Conservation Seedlings

Central Platte NRD Taking Orders for Conservation Seedlings


Central Platte NRD Taking Orders for Conservation Seedlings


(GRAND ISLAND, NE) – Nebraska has a proud history of planting trees.  Since settlement, millions of trees have been planted in the state.  In fact, Arbor Day, an international holiday, was started in Nebraska.  This same tree planting tradition continues today through Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs).  The NRDs help landowners plant more than a million trees annually. 


Conservation trees benefit both people and animals by providing shade and shelter, reduce soil erosion, protect crops and livestock, provide food and cover for wildlife, buffer noise, provide valuable products and add beauty to our landscape.


The Central Platte NRD is now taking orders for conservation seedlings for spring planting.  There are several varieties of conifers, shrubs and deciduous seedlings available; all selected to grow well in central Nebraska. 


Conservation seedlings are ideal for landowners to plant as windbreaks, wildlife areas, riparian buffer strips, or for other conservation practices.  The seedlings are grown at Halsey State Forest and are generally one to two years old when landowners receive them. 


Seedlings are sold in bundles of 25 for $22.50.   A tree planting service is available for orders of 200 trees or more.  The NRD charges an additional $.40 cents per seedling for the planting service.  To have a planting plan designed for you, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


To place an order, contact the Central Platte NRD at (308) 385-6282 or visit the Central Platte NRD office.  Order forms are available at:





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  Marcia Lee
  Information/Education Specialist

  Central Platte Natural Resources District
  215 Kaufman Ave  Grand Island NE 68803
  Tel: (308) 385-6282

  Protecting Lives • Protecting Property • Protecting the Future