Invasive Plant Species Threaten the Health of Your Forest

Forests are a wonderful place to relax, enjoy nature, hunt, and engage in other fun activities, but our enjoyment of our forests is threatened by numerous invasive plant species. These plants can outcompete – and sometimes, even replace – native plant species, which significantly impacts the long-term health of our forests.

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Landscaping With Native Plants – A Wise Choice!

When selecting plants for your yard, consider natives first! What better way to create beauty and wildlife habitat, along with contributing to Michigan’s natural heritage, than by planting native wildflowers on your property.

Whether you are planting a small area in your yard or landscaping a workplace, Michigan native plant species are a wise choice. Native species are not only adapted to Michigan’s soils and climate, they are more easily maintained and cost less than traditional landscapes. Once established, native species require little to no maintenance such as irrigation or fertilization, and in the case of a prairie, no weekly mowing! Native plants can enhance the attractiveness of your landscape, help control erosion, and furnish food and cover for wildlife.

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2018 Spring Tree Sale

It’s that time of the year again – Spring Tree Sale!

We have a wide variety of trees and shrubs available for purchase – including fruit trees and berry bushes.

Follow this link for a list of species offered, and to download an order form. Reforestation

Orders are accepted with full payment via mail, at the District office, and over the phone. Order soon – supplies are limited, orders are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Orders will be ready for pick up April 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds in the Draft Horse Barn.

Contact us for more information.