Jodi Hohenstein, a forester with the CSFS office in Montrose, will give a presentation on the history and purpose of the Seedling Tree Program, and Yvette Henson, CSUCE agent for San Miguel and West Montrose counties, will give a presentation about the tree species to help with plant selection.
The CSFS Tree Program enables rural landowners to obtain trees at nominal cost. The programs aim is to encourage the planting of trees and shrubs for conservation purposes i.e. to establish effective windbreaks to reduce erosion, protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways; to enhance wildlife habitat and for reforestation.
To participate, landowners must have at least two acres of land, and agree not to resell the plants nor use them for strictly ornamental purposes. The CSFS Tree Program was not designed to be in competition with local nurseries.