Natrona County Conservation District

"Locally-led Conservation of Water, Soil & Natural Resources"

Natrona County Conservation District
5880 Enterprise Drive, Suite 100
Casper, WY  82609
307-261-5436, Ext. 4
Planting Polymer

Planting polymer (Hydrosource) is also Available from NCCD for $5.00 for a 12 ounce bag (enough to fill four 5-gallon buckets – and plant a lot of trees!). This polymer is also great for houseplants.




Do you need weed barrier for under your trees?  CLICK HERE for information.

Conservation Trees & Shrubs

It is time to order seedling trees again!  Trees ordered between October of 2022 through April 10th, 2023, will be delivered to Casper in May of 2023.  The NCCD cannot ship trees to other locations.  All trees must be picked up in Casper.

Due to a large nursery closing its doors this year, the demand for seedling trees and shrubs will be high.  I will continue to update the order form to account for seedling stock that is no longer available.  Please order early!


    The NCCD's Seedling Tree & Shrub Program provides affordable yet quality tree and shrub stock for planting effective living windbreaks and erosion control barriers in rural areas and on small acreages.  Our nurseries offer seedling trees from 18" to 6' tall with nicely developed root balls, perfect for starting that windbreak!   Bareroot (non-potted) seedling trees cost between $1.60 to $5.00 per tree!  Trees are sold in bundles of 5, 10 or 25 depending upon the size of the tree ordered.

    Click HERE for the most up to date 2023 Seedling Tree Order Form.  If the order form will not download properly, please email and I will email you an order form.  

    The NCCD has also paired up with Piney Island Natives to added some native perennial bundles for purchase.  These perennials include Blanket Flower, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Smooth Aster, Firecracker Penstemon, and Pearly Everlasting.  The perennials will be delivered in late May or early June of 2023.  HERE is the perennial order form.  

    Scroll to the bottom of this page to view information about the species that we carry!  

    In May of 2022, NCCD sold over 7,000 seedling trees & shrubs for conservation purposes.  These trees and shrubs are sold as "bare-root" (as shown below).  Species sell out quickly, so you have to order early!

    Shelterbelts Booklet

    NCCD, with assistance from a Wyoming Department of Agriculture Grant, has published a "Shelterbelts" booklet.  It has information regarding tree selection and how to design a shelterbelt, whether it is to be used as a living snow fence, a windbreak, or a wildlife or stock shelter.  To download a copy, CLICK HERE.  If you would like a hard copy, please CONTACT US and we will mail you one!

    Here are some valuable resources to assist you in your selection, as well as planting information: 

    Wyoming Tree Owner's Manual - Wyoming State Forestry


    Trees for Conservation
    : a buyers guide - Colorado State Forest Service


    Trees for Wyoming - UW Ag Extension


    Shrubs for Wyoming - UW Ag Extension


    Selection Information - The information links below were borrowed from other sites on the internet.  In an effort to do the research for you, we have provided information on every species that we can order through our nurseries in alphabetical order. The nursery does have changes in availability of some species each year.  Check the most up to date order form for availability!



        Cherry, Black

        Cherry, Nanking

        Cherry, Pin

        Cherry, Sand

        Chokeberry, Black

        Chokecherry, Amur

        Chokecherry, Common

        Cotoneaster, Pekin

        Cottonwood, Native

        Cottonwood, Siouxland

        Crabapple, Dolgo

        Crabapple, Midwest Manchurian

        Crabapple, Red Splendor

        Crabapple, Siberian


        Currant, Black 'Riverview'

        Currant, Golden (Clove)

        Dogwood, Gray

        Dogwood, Redosier

        Dogwood, Silky 'Indigo'

        Elderberry, American

        Elm, Siberian

        Hackberry, Northern

        Hackberry, Oahe


        Honeylocust, Thornless

        Honeysuckle, Freedom

        Indigo, False


        Lilac, Common

        Lilac, Legacy Villosa

        Linden, American

        Linden, Littleleaf

        Maple, Amur

        Maple, Northern Sugar

        Maple, Red

        Maple, Silver


        Oak, Bur

        Oak, Red

        Oak, Swamp White

        Pear, McDermand Ussarian

        Plum, American

        Plum, Prairie Red

        Poplars, Hybrid

        Rose, Hansen Hedge

        Rose, Woods


        Sumac, Aromatic

        Sumac, Skunkbush

        Sumac, Smooth

        Sumac, Staghorn

        Walnut, Black

        Willow, Golden

        Willow, Laurelleaf

        Willow, Peachleaf

        Willow, Sandbar

        Willow, Sharpleaf



        Bittersweet, American

        Grape, Riverbank



        Cedar, Eastern Red

        Juniper, Rocky Mountain

        Pine, Eastern White

        Pine, Ponderosa

        Pine, Scotch

        Spruce, Black Hills

        Spruce, Colorado Blue




    "Sweating" Information - Some species are best "Sweated".

    Know What's Below

    Dial "811" before you dig!

    Landowners/Operators are responsible for giving at least two work days advance notice to the Wyoming One Call system (800-849-2476 or 811) prior to any excavation project (including gardening, planting, fencing, etc).  It is a free service to protect you from injury or costly damage to utilities (for which you can be held liable).

    For more information, click here.