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We also have seedling trees available from the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery for landowners with one or more acres to plant for windbreaks, shelterbelts, erosion control etc. Please share this information with everyone in your HOA. Trees are in limited supply and are on a first come, first served basis. Please get your order in soon. The deadline to order trees is March 13, 2013. Distribution is scheduled for Tuesday April 2, 2013 in Castle Rock. Please fill out and return with a check to the Douglas County Conservation District.
The following links are useful for tree species and planting information.
Trees for Conservation Buyer’s Guide http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/documents/08byrgd-www.pdf This link will assist with species selection
Trees for Conservation Planting Guide http://csfs.colostate.edu/pdfs/trees_for_conv_scr.pdf This link will assist with planting, care and windbreak information
We are also sponsoring a Rain Water Harvesting Workshop on June 8th in Castle Rock. It might be of interest to your HOA landowners.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time, Pam
Pam Brewster – District Administrator
Douglas County Conservation District
PO Box 688 / 7519 E. Hwy 86
Franktown, CO 80116
Phone 303-688-3042 ext. 100
Douglas County Conservation District has seedling trees for sale to local landowners with 1 or more acres. There are a wide variety of species available such as bare root shrubs and trees (3 feet top height) as well as 6” to 18” deciduous and coniferous trees. These trees are to be planted for conservation uses such as windbreaks and shelterbelts, living snow fences, erosion control, wildlife habitat, and reforestation.
You can contact the district office for an order form or print it off our website www.dcconservation.com. Payment must accompany the order and sent to the Douglas County Conservation District, PO Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116. These trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis so get orders in right away. The deadline for ordering will be March 13, 2013 to be picked up on April 2, 2013 in Castle Rock in time for spring planting. Please contact Pam at the Douglas County Conservation District office for any questions or an order form at 303-688-2042 ext. 100 or email@example.com
WINDBREAK WORKSHOP is scheduled for January 16, 2013 in Franktown. Recommended tree species, planting and care for your seedlings and windbreak design for your property will be presented. Please RSVP to our office before January 16th to attend.
Seedling Trees AVAILABLE and WINDBREAK workshop
The Douglas County Conservation District has seedling trees available to purchase for residents owning 2 or more acres of land. The program promotes planting seedling trees for various conservation practices such as windbreaks, wildlife habitat, erosion control, shelterbelts, etc. Trees are on a first come, first served basis and the deadline for ordering trees is March 15, 2012. Information and order forms are available on our website at www.dcconservation.com or call the District office at 303-688-3042 x100. Distribution of the trees will be Tuesday April 3rd in Castle Rock just in time for spring planting.
In areas of high winds and blowing snow, windbreaks can reduce the amount of effort spent on snow management. The design of your tree planting should be done with your needs and winter condition in mind. Windbreaks can also support wildlife which adds beauty and pleasure to our lives. You want to be sure to choose trees and shrubs that have wildlife benefits but are adapted to the local climate. Generally, native species are the best bet because are adapted to the site.
If you would like more information on windbreak design, species selection, and caring for your seedlings, plan to attend the windbreak workshop on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Franktown Fire Station located at 1958 N Hwy 83 just south of the major intersection in Franktown. Staff from the Colorado State Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be available to assist participants in their windbreak design and answer any questions.
Call 303-688-3042 x100, or go to www.dcconservation.com to RSVP for this workshop.
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