The Spring and Fall Tree Sale events are supported by the efforts of many volunteers. Would you like to volunteer with the WCCD distribution events? Sign up to Get Involved to receive updates on opportunities.
Volunteer BONUS: Volunteers get early access to sales and can pick up their orders early. Sign up here if you're interested to volunteer.
Your purchases support conservation work by the Washtenaw County Conservation District.
2021 Fall Tree & Plant Sale
August 2nd - Preordering opens!
Sept 3rd - deadline for paper form orders
Sept 18th - deadline for online store orders
October 1st - Pick-up at Farm Council Grounds
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Online orders are preferred as they save us time and money, but paper forms are available by request, see below:
The PDF above includes the 2021 Fall order form, and Tree Chart.
To order with a paper form, please double check your math, don't forget to calculate taxes, and either mail it to our address or drop it in the drop-box in front of the building:
ATTN: 2021 Fall Sale
Washtenaw County Conservation District
705 N. Zeeb Rd - Suite 201
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1560
Checks can be made payable to: Washtenaw CD
Contact us for questions or to receive a mailed paper order form:
734 302 8715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
It is unlawful for these trees and 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.
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.
A Tree & Shrub Planting Guide is provided with all orders.
Refer to the 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).