The following equipment is available for the public to use for planting wildlife habitat.
The Louisa County Conservation Board does not take reservations for equipment rentals. Equipment use is only scheduled one or two days in advance. Call the maintenance shop at 319-523-6493 to see if the equipment you are interested in is available. If no one is there, leave a message and someone will get back to you within one business day.
Please note: We are in Louisa County, Iowa
Truax Native Seed Drill
This no-till drill can be used to plant grass and forbs to establish native grass plantings. It is six feed wide and does not have a trailer for towing.
Rental fee: $10/acre; minimum of $25 per use
Tree Planting Bar
If you are planting tree seedlings by hand, this "spud" bar can make the job easier.
Rental Fee: no fee but we may ask for a deposit
The LCCB has three pull-behind tree planters for planting tree seedlings for the purpose of providing habitat. One planter is on a trailer but the other two must be loaded into your trailer or truck. Tree planters use a 3-point hitch (tractor) in the field. It takes 2 people to operate, one to drive the tractor and one to sit on the tree planter and put the trees into the ground. It often helps to have a couple more to follow behind and be sure the trees are straight up and down and the right depth.
Rental Fee: $10/day