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Earth Day:  April 22, 2017

Arbor Day:  April 28, 2017

Michigan Conservation Districts encourage you to Think Spring!

Districts are thinking spring in a big way!  They are working now to determine the plants, trees and shrubs that will be available for the spring fund drive tree sales.  Stop back to this website in the weeks ahead to learn more about the amazing variety of quality plant stock offered and where you will be able to purchase plants for your next habitat project.

What is a Conservation District? 

Michigan Conservation Districts are special purpose local units of government that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today's conservation problems. The guiding philosophy of all Conservation Districts is that decisions on conservation issues should be made at the local level, by local people, with technical assistance provided by government. Created to serve as stewards of natural resources, Michigan's Conservation Districts take an ecosystem approach to conservation and protection.

Programs carried out by Conservation Districts are as diverse as the landscape in Michigan. Programs range from agricultural programs, including the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program to water quality and wildlife programs.  Conservation Districts continue to expand into diverse areas of natural resource management, rising to meet the environmental challenges of their local communities.

Why do Conservation Districts have tree sales?

Conservation Districts host tree sales to provide landowners with high quality plant material for their conservation activities. This helps ensure that there are conservation species locally to implement conservation practices on private lands. Conservation Districts offer a wide selection of conservation species for reforestation, wind breaks, wildlife corridors, and even species selected for residential backyard habitat projects. 

Plant materials available include bare root conifers, deciduous tree and shrub seedling and transplants.

Michigan Conservation Districts encourage landowners looking for larger plant stock, such as ornamental landscape material and large potted trees and shrubs to visit their local landscape nurseries.