Spring Tree & Shrub Pick-up:
Friday, April 22nd: 1 pm - 6 pm
Saturday April 23rd: 9 am - 11 am
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd
Pick-up Process & Extra Day-of Sales:
Follow the signage to park and walk to Shed D with the blue tent out front. Accessible parking spaces will be available. Our staff and volunteers will request your name or order number. All orders will be pre-packed. We will have limited extra trees, shrubs, and planting aids for sale, first-come first-serve.
Please verify you received all your items in good condition before leaving the grounds. The customer assumes liability once the order is picked up. The WCCD does not guarantee survival of plants after they leave the distribution event.
Masks and social distancing are encouraged. Please do not attend if sick or recently exposed to COVID-19, and send someone in your place to receive your order.
Can't make it on April 22 or April 23?
Friday 4/22 and Saturday 4/23 are the ONLY days we will have your Spring Tree & Shrub pre-orders available at this location. Here are some options if you can't make it:
VOLUNTEER - Help make these events possible!
The Spring and Fall Tree Sale events are supported by the efforts of many volunteers. Volunteers help set-up, plant sorting and prepacking orders, and getting orders to customers. It's a fun way to learn the plants and meet the community of growers.
Volunteers get early access to pre-sales and can pick up their orders early before the public distribution times.
Would you like to volunteer with other WCCD distribution events?
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Spring Tree & Shrub pre-sales are closed. Limited trees & shrubs will be available for sale on April 22 / 23.
We sell some extra trees & shrubs during the pick-up times. See the online store or PDF form below for species & prices, though there is no guarantee what will be left over. To shop for extra trees & shrubs, we recommend coming on Friday during the pick-up times between 1pm-6pm to shop early. Extras sales are first-come first-served.
Volunteers also get first dibs on the extras sale before the public pick-up times, sign-up for a volunteer shift today!
If you'd like a mailed copy of the 2021 WCCD Annual Report, including the Spring Sales order forms, you can request one here.
Credit card is accepted through online sales.
Checks can be made payable to: Washtenaw CD
and sent or dropped off to the WCCD office:
Washtenaw County Conservation District
705 N. Zeeb Rd - Suite 201
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1560
Contact us for questions or to receive a mailed paper order form:
734 302 8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your purchases support conservation work and programs by the Washtenaw County Conservation District.
Any trees/shrubs purchased from the WCCD sales for the purpose to grow and resell must do so with proper licensing, certificates, and inspections, in accordance with the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act, P.A. 189 of 1931, as amended.
About Spring & Fall Tree & Shrub Sales
Each spring and fall the Conservation District sells a variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and prairie grasses which are intended for conservation uses, such as:
Both individual species and plant packets or garden kits are offered, in addition to planting aids to support your planting efforts. Generally the following types of trees and plants are offered:
Note: specific species and varieties vary from sale to sale.
Previous years' sales charts & order forms:
A Tree & Shrub Planting Guide is provided with orders by request.
Refer to the online store, Tree/Shrub Selection Guide, or Native Plant Information Chart to help you select trees, shrubs or native plants best suited to your location based on soils, soil moisture/drainage, sunlight and desired uses.
In general, 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 tree 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.
The National Wildlife Federation has a great Tree Planting and Care Guide (PDF).