2014 Spring Tree & Plant Sale

Thank you for your interest in the Washtenaw County Conservation District's Spring conservation plants and products sale. Following is information about the sale and the trees, shrubs, native plants and planting aids offered.

Your purchases support conservation work by the Washtenaw County Conservation District. Trees are intended for such conservation uses: reforestation, soil erosion control, windbreaks, screens and wildlife habitat improvements. It is unlawful for these trees, shrubs and other plants to be resold with the roots attached, in accordance with the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act, P.A. 189 of 1931, as amended.

To Order

Complete the Native Plants Order Form and submit with FULL PAYMENT, including SALES TAX to the District Office by April 30, 2014. Orders will be confirmed by post card and e-mail prior to pick-up dates.

Tree orders are closed.

Inventories are limited and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Order early for best availability. Orders will be confirmed by post card and e-mail prior to pick-up dates.

Payment by cash, check or credit/debit card will be accepted, as follows:

Information and pictures of the trees, wildflowers & prairie grass plants and other products listed on the order form can be found from the links in the box at the upper right of this page.

To Pick up

Pick up your plants at the following locations and dates. If you cannot make these dates, contact the District Office for other arrangements.

Trees and plants will be delivered in good condition. The District does not guarantee survival of trees and plants. District liability ends after trees or plants are presented to the buyer.

Other Info

Planting Instructions

Detailed planting instructions will be provided at pick-up. Information also is available online. See our Tree & Shrub Planting Guide and Tree Planting Basics.

Selecting Trees

See the online catalog for further details about each tree. A good root system must be developed before trees reach their indicated growth rates. Most trees grow slowly for 1-3 years after planting or transplanting and more rapidly after their root system becomes developed. Generally, trees with Rapid to Moderate growth rates reach 5-6 feet tall in 7-9 years. Moderate to Slow growth rates reach 5-6 feet tall in 9-11 years. Soils, weather, animal or other damage, weed and grass competition, and general care will also affect growth rates. Care must be taken when selecting fall planting sites and soils for the best winter survival. Avoid planting in low areas that may collect water and freeze, damaging seedlings. Limit planting in heavier clay soils because they have a greater tendency to freeze and thaw, causing seedlings to be heaved out of the ground. Use mulch to help moderate soil temperatures and reduce heaving.

Selecting Native Plants

Native wildflower and prairie grass plants planted in the fall will die back and re-grow from their roots next spring. Mulching native plants following fall planting can provide protection over winter. See the online catalog for further details about each plant.

Extra Trees & Plants

Any extra trees and plants will be sold during order pick-up at the pick-up location.

Tree Planting Machines

Mechanical, tractor-drawn tree planters (using your own tractor) are available for rent at $20.00/day, plus $5.00/1,000 trees planted. Contact District Equipment Manager Fred Schettenhelm at (734) 439-1829 to arrange planter rental.

Refund Policy

Orders cancelled 10 days prior to last day orders accepted will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given on orders not picked up, unless trees or plants can be resold. All plants remaining 1 week after pick-up may be sold.

District reserves the right to cancel orders and provide refunds for reasons beyond our control.

Questions?

Call the District office at (734) 761-6721 X 5.

Washtenaw County Conservation District
7203 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506 [Map]
Phone: (734) 761-6721 x 5
Fax: (734) 662-1686
Open Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.