The Wisconsin DNR – State Nursery Program would like to encourage 4-H clubs and other youth groups to plant trees. Trees provide a home for wildlife, protect our soil and water, and help clean our air. The State Nursery Program has a long tradition of providing tree seedlings to 4-H, FFA and other youth groups. These seedlings may be used for reforestation, soil erosion prevention and wildlife habitat improvement. This is a great way for youth to get outdoors and learn about nature, especially those members involved in the Forestry project or other nature projects.
Here’s how your club can order:
Go online to http://dnr.wi.gov/ key word Tree Planting and download an order form for a list of available trees and prices. Or you may contact one of the two state nurseries for a tree order form. Phone (608) 375-4123 or (715) 424-3700
- Determine the quantity and species of trees each family would like to order. Tree seedlings come in bundles of 25 and should be ordered in increments of 25.
- Consolidate everyone’s order and have the club place the order.
- You can either choose to pick your trees up at one of the 3 nurseries or have them shipped to your county. You will receive a notice from the State Nursery Program in April about receiving your seedlings.
Normally state nursery policy requires a minimum order of 1000 trees, 500 shrubs or one packet. However the minimum order requirement is waived for 4-H and other youth groups, allowing them to consolidate orders to give students the opportunity to plant smaller tree volumes on their family’s property.