Earth Day: April 22, 2015
Arbor Day: April 24, 2015
Michigan Conservation Districts, your local natural resource, resource host spring seedling and transplant sales to provide quality, affordable trees and shrubs for your next planting project.
These sales are also important fund raisers for Conservation Districts, providing much needed financial support for District programs and services to Michigan's private land owners.
Be Prepared - Conservation District Tree Sales are earlier than you think!
Early! Early! Start thinking now about your spring planting project today!
The snow may be deep, the ground frozen, but winter is the time to be thinking and planning your next planting project. Watch for spring tree sale information in late January and February, with many order deadlines in March and early April, depending on where you are located in Michigan. Seedling and transplant trees and shrubs are best planted when dormant and Conservation Districts begin holding their sale distributions in early April in lower Michigan to allow everyone to get their trees in the ground before they break dormancy.
Michigan Conservation Districts are well known as the place to purchase quality, affordable seedling and transplants for your conservation projects. Learn more about your local Conservation District and how to care for and plant your new trees and shrubs by clicking the links below.
Click on your county on the Michigan map to visit your local Conservation District's website. Note: MOST, but not all Districts have annual sales, some spring only, some both spring and fall. Pre-orders are preferred, so call your local District for more information.
Trees Produce Oxygen
Let's face it, we could not exist as we do if there were no trees. A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. What many people don't realize is the forest also acts as a giant filter that cleans the air we breath.
Trees Clean the Soil
The term phytoremediation is a fancy word for the absorption of dangerous chemicals and other pollutants that have entered the soil. Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of animal wastes, clean roadside spills and clean water runoff into streams.
Trees Control Noise Pollution
Trees muffle urban noise almost as effectively as stone walls. Trees, planted at strategic points in a neighborhood or around your house, can abate major noises from freeways and airports.
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