The Washakie County Conservation District's Tree Program enables farmers, ranchers, and other landowners to obtain trees at nominal cost. The purpose of the program is to encourage property owners to plant effective windbreaks to protect buildings, cropland and feedlots, for erosion control, reforestation, and other conservation practices. While this program is designed for windbreak plantings, the seedlings can have other uses as well. We have a good selection of fruit bearing shrubs if you are interested in edible fruits for yourself or for wildlife. There are several species of trees and shrubs that can be used to add fall color to your property. Dense evergreens and tall shrubs can be used for noise or visual barriers. Combine several species to create a functional windbreak that will provide habitat for wildlife, and provide color and beauty to your property. Tree Order Form
An important aspect of planting trees or shrubs is that you plant the right tree in the right place and there are a number of things to consider and do before you plant. First take a good look at the area where you want to plant. Are there overhead power lines, or buried utilities? Do you know the local ordinances regarding planting along roadways or streets? Always keep in mind the size of the mature tree when planning a planting. Will the trees crowd structures or cause drifting snow in an area you don’t want? How will the trees be watered and what about the weeds?
The trees are sold in bundles of 25 for bareroot, and flats of 30 for potted. The potted trees come in large, with a top height of 8" to 12", and small, with a top height of 4" TO 8".
Tree and Shrub Guide for Washakie County
The WCCD received a grant from Wyoming State Forestry Division to develop a tree brochure which focuses on local tree and shrub species information and selection. The brochure also includes planting tips, pruning tips, watering, and fertilization information. We received assistance from the Worland Tree Board, Worland Garden Club, Washakie County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Natural Resource Conservation Service and Wyoming State Forestry with proofreading, locating species to photograph, species identification and technical information included in the brochure. Tree and Shrub GuideSeveral other brochures available for download are 1.) Colorado State Forest Service; Trees for Conservation Guidebook, which focuses on most of the trees that are available through the Washakie County Conservation District. 2.) Wyoming State Forestry Division; Wyoming Tree Owner's Manual. This is a comprehensive guide for tree care information and guidance and covers a wide range of topics including; selecting the proper tree, planting, pruning, how to hire an arborist and tree removal, to name a few.