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Herkimer County Soil & Water Conservation Tree and Shrub Program
Every spring the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District holds a tree and shrub program. We sell low-cost bare root seedlings and transplants, deciduous trees, bushes and shrubs, highbush blueberries, dwarf apple trees, wildflower seeds, and a wide variety of planting accessories.

Grown by private commercial nurseries, these plants provide an economical source of conservation landscaping materials, windbreaks, and quantities for reforesting.

Our 2017 program has officially ended. We appreciate everyone that participated and will continue to offer this program for those interested next year. It’s our goal to provide an opportunity for landowners to continue toward improving their property by providing a variety of programs and services, one of which is our Tree and Shrub Program. Offering these trees, shrubs and plants helps support conservation planting projects, wildlife enhancement, erosion control and windbreak development needs throughout the area. 

As we begin the process for our 2018 program, we hope to bring back many popular species along with a few new items to consider. As always, if you have questions or comments on our program, please contact our office at 315-866-2520, Ext 5.


Rain barrels are available during our spring and fall programs. They are designed to collect and store rainwater from rooftops to use later for watering plants and gardens. We have 55 gallon barrels available for purchase.
High quality and 100% customer satisfaction are our top priorities.
Barley Straw
Barley Straw is available to landowners during our spring and fall programs. Barley straw is added to small farm and recreational ponds to improve water clarity by reducing the growth of algae cells. We have 40 pound bales available for purchase. 
Bluebird nesting boxes are available to landowners during our spring and fall programs.   Nesting boxes should be located in an open space and can be placed on fence post, garden U-posts and metal posts at least three feet above the ground. A box mounted 4-5 feet high is ideal. 
Bluebird Nesting Boxes
Offering these trees, shrubs and plants helps support conservation planting projects, wildlife enhancement, erosion control and windbreak development needs throughout the area. 
Bare Root Seedlings & Transplants