For over 30 years, Double El has participated in the CSFS Trees for Conservation Program, which aims to encourage landowners to plant new forests; establish effective windbreaks to reduce erosion, protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways as well as enhancing wildlife habitat.
The Seedling Tree Program from the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery offers seedling trees, at production cost.
Farmers, ranchers and rural landowners can obtain trees at nominal cost. Trees available for purchase are chosen for their ability to meet a variety of conservation needs as well as being well-suited for our area and are available in either bare root lots or potted tube lots.
Trees and shrubs are grown with focus on their conservation benefits. Ornamental qualities such as color, degree of flowering, fruit production and others, while helpful in attracting beneficial insects & pollinators, are not guaranteed in our stock.
To participate, landowners must agree to use trees ordered to improve the conservation, sustainability and resilience of their property, via windbreaks, home and/or livestock protection, ecological diversity, wildlife habitat benefits, protection of soil health and/or protection of highways through living snow fences.
Trees ordered through our program may not be resold nor may they be used for ornamental landscaping projects.
The Trees for Conservation Program is Open for order from December 24, 2019 to April 30, 2020, with an estimated arrival date of May 22, 2020.
Each year, Double El Conservation District (CD) participates in the Colorado State Forest Service Trees for Conservation Program, aimed at encouraging Colorado residents to establish effective windbreaks to reduce erosion, protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways as well as enhancing wildlife habitat, and plant new forests.
Farmers, ranchers, small acreage and urban conservationists/landowners can obtain seedling trees for their conservation projects at production cost, in budget-friendly bundles of 25 or 30 seedlings. If you are looking for smaller quantities, please call our office for information on split bundles or browse the options available in our Large Tree Program.
Items are displayed when available for order. If no stock is shown, please visit our Tree Selector information section to learn more about the variety of species usually available each year.