Planting trees for erosion control or other conservation is a great idea. Another great idea is to get trees that are the best suited for Colorado's varying climate and soil conditions.

Don't worry, you won't get the trees to plant now and then hope they survive the winter. However, it is important to order the trees you need now so they'll be ready for planting next spring.

The CSU Tri River Extension and Colorado State Forest Service are taking orders for the seedlings. The seedlings will be available to residents in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and Ouray counties. There are no acreage restrictions for seedlings that will be planted for conservation purposes.

There are 30 varieties of trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials that attract pollinators. All will be delivered in May 2018.

If you're not sure what trees and shrubs are best suited for your area, the Colorado State Forest Service experts are available to help you with finding the right trees and how and where to to plant them.

To get information and order contact the office in the county you live in. Montrose and Ouray County residents can call 970-249-9051 and Mesa and Delta County residents can call 970-248-7325.