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EOT Soil-Water hosts tree order days, open house in Perham Jan. 17-19

The East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOT SWCD) will be hosting a Tree Order Days and Open House January 17-19 at 801 Jenny Ave. SW in Perham. Hours will be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. - Noon...

The East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOT SWCD) will be hosting a Tree Order Days and Open House January 17-19 at 801 Jenny Ave. SW in Perham. Hours will be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. - Noon on Saturday.

Anyone interested in ordering trees through the SWCD's Conservation Tree Program, or that has an interest in any of the various state and federal conservation programs available is encouraged to stop in during this event.

Refreshments including coffee, cider, cookies and donuts will be available, and those attending will be encouraged to sign up to win various tree packages to be given away during the event.

"This is a great opportunity for landowners interested in tree planting practices such as field windbreaks, farmstead shelterbelts, living snow fences, riparian buffers, wildlife plantings, lakeshore stabilization, or general forestry practices to order trees through the SWCD's Conservation Tree Program. They can also pick up information on a variety of programs that may provides them with financial incentives or cost-share to assist them with the costs of establishing these tree planting practices" said Darren Newville, EOT SWCD District Manager.

The staff at the SWCD office can help determine if a landowner is eligible for one of these programs and assist them with the appropriate application process.

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Individuals that can not attend the open house, but would like more information or would like to order some trees and shrubs can contact the EOT SWCD at the Perham Ag Service Center located at 801 Jenny Ave. SW, Suite 2, Perham, MN, or by calling (218) 346-4260.

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