Earth Day: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Arbor Day: Friday, April 25, 2014
Michigantrees.org is brought to you by Michigan Association of Conservation Districts. MACD is pleased to provide you with information on Conservation District tree sales that take place every spring and fall throughout Michigan.
It's Time to Order your Spring Trees!
Michigan Conservation Districts host spring seedling and transplant sales to provide quality, affordable trees and shrubs for your conservation projects. 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.
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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