SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM
The purpose of the Uinta County Conservation District's Tree Program is to offer low-cost seedling trees and shrubs, technical assistance and information to Uinta County Citizens to encourage the establishment of conservation tree plantings such as windbreaks, living snow fences, shelterbelts, erosion control, wildlife habitat and other conservation plantings.
These trees cannot be resold as living trees (the roots must be severed). The order form must be completed in full and all information be legible. Payment must be received before seedlings are ordered.
2020 Seedling Tree Order Forms Are Currently Available
It's time to put in your order for Spring 2020 delivery.
You will need to print the order form, fill it out and either drop it off at our office in Lyman, the Extension Office in Evanston or mail it.
Please make sure to include payment with your order.
If there is a species you need, but it is sold out or not available, give us a call and we will try to find what you are looking for.
NOTE: The ordering deadline will be set once the delivery date for the trees is final.
2020 Order Deadline:
Plan Before You Plant
A planting plan should be prepared before trees are ordered or planted. The planting plan will show the proper location for the planting, the best species for your site, spacing between rows, spacing between trees in the row and the correct number of trees and shrubs needed. The plan will also point out requirements for proper planting to gain initial survival and how to keep trees in a vigorous growing condition. Contact us for planting plan assistance.
Land Preparation and Spacing
The land should be cultivated and fallowed in the fall prior to planting. Weed control of the planting is very important to maintain tree survival. Effective windbreaks and living snow fences can be obtained with 1-3 rows of shrubs and trees with proper design and installation.
Drip Irrigation Systems for Supplemental Water - Protect Your Investment
Supplemental water will be necessary for at least 3-5 years while plants establish. Installing a drip irrigation system is a highly recommended moisture conservation technique to help ensure optimum plant growth and deep root establishment. Some of the benefits of using a drip irrigation system include; only a small area of soil near the plant is wetted, very little water is lost to evaporation. Most importantly, plants aren’t stressed by the too-wet, too-dry cycle of other methods.
For more information see the Colorado State Forest Service Resource page and Buyers Guide:
Wyoming State Forestry Division tree resources:
The 2020 National Association of Conservation Districts’ Stewardship Week will take place
Apr. 26 – May 3, 2020.
1st Place $100
2nd Place $50
3rd Place $25
Judging Categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
The 2020 Stewardship Week and Poster Contest theme is:
"Where would we BEE without Pollinators"
Grocery stores would be rather empty without the hard work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. More than 80% of the world’s plants need pollinators to survive, including many that provide the food we eat. But today, many pollinators are in trouble and in decline. When pollinators shrink in number, many plants either produce less seed or no seed at all.
The Poster Contest is open to all K-12 public, private and home school students in Uinta County.
Local winners advance to the state contest.
Poster Drop Off Times
Due to COVID-19 we are accepting posters during the following times. Posters must be received by 4 pm on April 30th. If you are unable to turn in your poster during one of these time slots please call 307-787-3070 or email email@example.com.
Valley - UCCD Office, 204 East Sage Street, Lyman
Tue April 28, 12 pm - 4 pm
Wed April 29, 8 am - 4 pm
Thu April 30, 8 am - 4 pm
Evanston - Uinta Co Extension Office, 228 9th Street (Please call 307-783-0570 upon arrival and someone will meet you at the door to accept your posters)
Tue April 28, 1 - 4 pm
Wed April 29, 1 - 4 pm
Thu April 30, 1 - 4 pm
Poster Contest is open to all K-12 public, private and home school students in Uinta County WY
Posters must be submitted to the Uinta County Conservation District by 4:00 pm on April 30, 2020
The 2020 Stewardship title “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?” must be on your poster.
Paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect on regular posters. Computer generated posters are not allowed.
Poster size must be between 8.5” x 11” and 22” x 28”. Larger posters have more impact!
A signed/completed entry form must be firmly attached to the back of the poster to make it eligible for judging. Entry forms can be found at our website at www.uintacountycd.com. You can also visit our office at 204 E Sage St in Lyman WY, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. By signing the entry form and submitting a poster you agree that your child’s poster and picture can be displayed on our website or other media outlets for UCCD purposes.
Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging.
All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, UCCD encourages each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself. Entries completed by students in their handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored with adult assistance.
LOCAL POSTER EVALUATIONS AND PRIZES:
Judging Categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Posters are judged on the following criteria:
Conservation message (50 percent)
Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
Originality (10 percent)
Universal appeal (10 percent)
CASH prizes will be awarded by UCCD for first, second and third place winners in each of the five categories.
Each local first place poster will go to the state competition. State winners will be eligible for NACD National Poster Contest and prizes.
The Uinta County Conservation District rules follow the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) rules (for complete NACD rules visit www.nacdnet.org).
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The local Poster Contest is open to all K-12 public, private and home school students in Uinta County WY. If you are not a Uinta County student and would like to participate, please contact the Conservation District in your area.
Personal stewardship can be gained through the investment of your time to research to design a poster on an important conservation issue. Good posters show passion and tell important stories to present and future generations by capturing viewer’s attention with powerful graphics and an inspiring message. The internet or library are great places to visit to come up with an idea for your poster. You can visit to view posters that have previously won at the national level.
Posters must be delivered to our office by 4:00 pm on April 30th to be entered.
For more information, entry forms or answers to your questions please contact UCCD.
Uinta County Conservation District
204 East Sage St.
PO Box 370, Lyman WY 82937