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.
Thank you to our Spring Tree & Shrub Customers & Volunteers!
The Spring Tree & Shrub Distribution on April 22 & 23, 2022 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds was a big success and we distributed nearly 30,000 trees and shrubs to over 800 customers.
Over 90 volunteers supported the event to be successful, Thank you Volunteers!
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 upcoming WCCD distribution events? Sign up to Get Involved to receive updates on opportunities.
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).