Mower Soil and Water offering trees for windbreaks

Published 9:39 am Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a way for some area residents to reduce their heating bills this winter.

Each year, Mower SWCD sells trees for windbreak establishment at an affordable price. Windbreaks can benefit your heating efficiency by reducing wind and the amount of snow in yards. Several native varieties of fruit and flower-bearing shrubs, medium and tall trees, along with conifers are available.

Not only can trees help with wind and snow, they provide habitat and food for pollinators, songbirds, deer, pheasants, turkey, and other wildlife.

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For more information, contact James Fett at the Mower SWCD at 507-434-2603 or at for assistance with windbreak planning or to request a 2014 tree list. The tree list is also available at Tree orders are due by April 1, 2014.

Orders are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, and inventory is limited.