Wasco County
Soil and Water Conservation District

District Annual Tree Sale
photo: Mt Hood & Wheat 2006
The tree and shrub list is available in the Sept/Oct issue of the GROUNDWORK. Trees and shrubs are specifically chosen for the arid climate of Wasco County and surrounding areas in the Columbia Gorge. Native and naturalized, most are particularly suited for riparian plantings. Shrubs are mostly fruit bearing for wildlife plantings. Plants are bareroot, however, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir can be plugs (though we won't don't often know until we complete our nursery order), Willows and Cottonwoods are cuttings.

The pdf links below are for plants found on our plant lists. However, we do try to change some species from year to year. Click on the plant names to access pdfs.
2021 Plant List (pdf)
White Alder
Red Osier Dogwood
Douglas Fir
Pacific Ninebark
Black Hawthorn
Western Larch
Vine Maple
Woods Rose
Pacific Willow-cutting
Coyote Willow-cutting
Noble Fir
Ponderosa Pine
Quaking Aspen
Cottonwood - cutting
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Link: US Forestry Pamphlets on Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets (FIDLs)
Is there something bothering your tree(s) and not sure what it is? Check out the link below for some common pests and diseases of trees.
Oregon Ash
Click on the plant names below for information about that species.
Link: USDA NRCS Plants Data Base
Would you like to just look up some data on a plant in your yard? Check out the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service comprehensive database on thousands of plants indigenous to the US at the link below!
Golden Currant
Blue Elderberry
Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
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Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
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About Us
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Tree Sale
Plants can only be pre-ordered from October 2020 through January 2021 and orders must be pre-paid. Around the middle of March we will hold a one day Saturday plant sale. Unfortunately, this year (2020) we were unable to due to the coronavirus outbreak. Hopefully, 2021 will be better!
Wild Mock Orange
Evergreen Huckleberry
City of The Dalles Street Tree Plan (pdf)
For those living within The Dalles City limits, there are some special considerations concerning the species of trees planted in right-of-ways and within city limits. Either invasive root systems that crack and upheave sidewalks and streets, or trees that harbor pests that endanger commercial orchard fruit production. The link below has a draft city ordinance concerning these types of trees and should be used as guidance when determining what species to plant within city limits (or near septic tanks in rural areas.