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Carver Soil & Water
Conservation District
11360 Highway 212, Suite 6
Cologne, MN 55322

P: (952) 466-5230

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Carver SWCD Tree and Native Prairie Seed Program

We offer a variety of native tree and shrub seedlings, sold in bundles of 25 (same species).  The trees and shrubs the SWCD has for sale are bare-root stock, ranging from 7-18" tall. We will again be offering three different native prairie seed packets (pollinator, shortgrass and tallgrass).  The Pollinator Mix covers 1,500 square feet, and consists of 0.5 lb. of pure live seed (PLS).  The Shortgrass and Tallgrass mixes both cover 5,000 square feet, and consist of 1.75 PLS lbs.

The Carver SWCD tree and native prairie seed program is operated on a pre-paid, first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. The earlier you place your order, the better your chances are of receiving the quantities and species you want.  We begin taking orders in the fall every year, for spring delivery.  If we sell out of a species, there is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain more stock from our supplier.  Please feel free to contact the office before placing your order, to ensure we have adequate stock.

You do not need to be a Carver County resident to order trees from the SWCD.  Everyone who has ordered trees in the past, should receive a copy of the Carver SWCD's fall newsletter, which will include the tree order form.  If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to receive our newsletters, contact Felicia.  We do require payment in full at the time of your order, checks are preferred as the payment type.  Our trees are typically handed out at the end of April Baylor Park in Norwood-Young America. You will receive your notification either by mail or email about one week before delivery with the specific pick up information. 

Native seed species lists and photos:

Native Pollinator Prairie Seed Mix List

Native Shortgrass & Flower Prairie Seed Mix List

Native Tallgrass & Flower Prairie Seed Mix List 

Tree descriptions and photos are courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota Extension Service,  North Dakota State University and the North Dakota Extension Service, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServicePlease note: some descriptions are for a similar variety of tree, and may not be exactly what we receive from our nurseries.


Arborvitae, American

Fir, Balsam

Pine, Scotch

Pine, White

Spruce, Black Hills




Tall Hardwood

Birch, River

Maple, Red

Maple, Sugar

Oak, Northern Red

Oak, Swamp White

Poplar, Norway



Medium Hardwood

Crabapple, Red Splendor


Plum, American








Dogwood, Red Osier

Elderberry, American

Hazelnut, American

Lilac, Villosa

Ninebark, Common

Serviceberry (Juneberry)

Sumac, Staghorn

Helpful Tree Information from the Minnesota DNR

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
University of Minnesota Extension Service



11360 Highway 212, Suite 6
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone:  (952) 466-5230

Primary Contact
Felicia Brockoff, Administrative Assistant