2013 Fall Tree Sale
Thank you for your interest in the Washtenaw County Conservation Districtís Fall conservation plants and products sale. Your purchases support our conservation work!
The 2013 Fall Tree Sale is closed.
Pick up your trees Friday, October 11, 9 - 6 p.m. at the Conservation District Office, 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor (location tentative). If you cannot make this date, 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.
Trees offered for sale are intended for conservation uses such as reforestation, soil erosion control, windbreaks, screens and wildlife habitat improvements. See the online catalog for further details about each species.
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.
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.
Call the District office at (734) 761-6721 X 5.