2023 Tree and Shrub Program
Soil and Water Conservation Districts in counties throughout the Mohawk Valley participate in the annual Tree and Shrub Program.
Through this program, counties offer low-cost trees and shrubs for environmental conservation. As part of the program, bare root seedlings, transplants, deciduous trees, bushes and shrubs are made available.
Additionally, fruit bearing options include high bush blueberries, dwarf apple trees and American elderberry shrubs. Also way supplies last, native wildflower seed packets, and planting accessories, are available to the public to help restore natural habitat and conserve our land’s resources.
In addition to trees, bushes and shrubs, bluebird nesting boxes, barley straw, hardwood stakes, are available in limited quantities. If you’re interested in placing an order, be sure to check your county’s participation in the program using the list below.
According to the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, their goals include,
- Establish policy to guide New York’s 58 County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and provide financial, technical, and educational support to assist them in developing and implementing programs.
- Play a critical role advancing nonpoint source pollution prevention efforts and ecosystem management services.
- Formalize consistency of environmental programs through cooperative agreements with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations.
- Lead the state’s agricultural pollution control and resiliency programs, including the administration of Environmental Protection Funds for the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Grants and the Climate Resilient Farming Program.
- Plan, coordinate, and set policy for New York’s Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) framework involving over one-third of New York’s 33,000 farms across all agricultural counties statewide.
- Assist the Department of Environmental Conservation with implementation of regulations for New York’s larger livestock farms and Phase II Stormwater Permits.
- Serve as an information and idea exchange between member agencies and groups and advise all agencies of government on matters relating to soil and water conservation.
County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Or view a New York State interactive map for Soil and Water Conservation Districts outside of our area.