Earth Day: April 22, 2016
Arbor Day: April 29, 2016
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese proverb
Michigan Conservation Districts offer quality, affordable plant stock for your next conservation project! Districts are your go to resource for trees, shrubs and more importantly friendly and helpful assistance to help you plant the right plants, in the right place.
Tree sales are also important fund raisers for Conservation Districts, providing much needed financial support for the programs and services local communities have become to depend upon.
There is no time like the present to begin thinking about your next planting project, including that new wildlife planting with native shrubs to supply food and cover, and that windbreak to protect your home or farm from bitter winter winds.
Learn more about your local Conservation District and how to care for and plant your new trees and shrubs by clicking the tabs above.
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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