We’ve just posted an excellent article explaining the right way to plant trees. The article includes information about

  • Where to plant
  • Planting bare root trees
  • Planting evergreens
  • When you plant in the fall
  • Planting a lot of tree seedlings
  • The value of mulch

Click here to read the full article (posted under Resources/Helpful Articles). We hope you will find this to be helpful! If you have questions or would like more information, please call the office at 605-336-1527 or email John at john.d.parker@sd.nacdnet.net.



The excess tree sale will be held at the shed on Thursday, June 18th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and again on Friday, June 19th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  The price will be $3.00/tree, or a bundle of the same species for $60.00 plus tax. The sale is first come, first served — no pre-pays will be taken.

For a list of available trees and quantities, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The shed is located at 1120 E 72nd St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Directions: 2 miles south of the Renner corner, or 3/4 mile north of I-90 and Cliff on the west side of the road.


Here’s another great article on converting prairie to cropland:

Plowing prairies for grains:
Biofuel crops replace grasslands nationwide

Blog 4-17-15

Photo credit: Tyler Lark

Just a quick announcement for everybody — with this wonderful weather we’re having this spring, some of you are anxious to get outside and start your plant projects. Us too! Unfortunately, it’s just not yet time to start some of these projects. For those of you who ordered bare root trees, please know that they’ll be in during the last week of April. We’ll notify you by phone and/or email with the dates and places for picking them up. Thanks for your patience!

Here’s one more date you need to know! The deadline for CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) sign-ups is now March 13. Here’s a link to more information about CSP: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp/.


We have a few dates for you to be aware of:

  • March 6 — last day to order bare root trees.
  • March 12 — last day for machine planting orders
  • Do you like pheasants? Would you like some free seed for a pheasant food plot? The Department of Game, Fish, and Parks is offering free seed to those who sign up by March 1. Click on the letter below to print a copy.


We received a very nice thank you from The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge.  If you aren’t aware of them and their work, please check out their website at www.pointersridge.org. They are located about 10 miles north of Sioux Falls, working towards “being developed to serve as an incubator for creative discovery; a space to build upon the knowledge, history and culture of this region through the work of artists in all media; growers who provide physical nourishment and beauty through cultivation of the land; and environmentalists dedicated to protection of natural resources and green space”. They’re great people and a great resource. Please consider helping them out by giving of your time, talents, and treasure.




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