Reforestation

The Shiawassee Conservation District promotes planting of native plants to conserve natural resources including providing wildlife habitat, controlling erosion, and reforestation.

2019 Spring Tree Sale

Orders are being accepted now through April 5, 2019. Final date to order seed mixes is March 15, 2019.

Download the 2019 Spring Tree Sale order form order form here.

Download the Spring 2019 Tree-Shrub Descriptions here. More tree and shrub information can be found on the NRCS Plants Database.

Planting Bare Root Seedlings

Conifer Trees Available:

  • Balsam Fir, Norway Spruce, Red Cedar, Red Pine, White Cedar, White Pine, White Spruce

Deciduous Trees Available:

  • Burr Oak, Butternut, Chinkapin Oak, Indian Summer Crabapple, Quaking Aspen, Shagbark Hickory, Sugar Maple, Swamp White Oak, Sycamore, Tulip Poplar, White Oak

Shrubs Available:

  • Black Elderberry, Button Bush, Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberry, Winterberry

Fruit Trees Available:

  • Apples: Baldwin, Cortland, Gale Gala, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Macoun, Newtown Pippen, NovaSpy
  • Nectarine: Redgold
  • Cherry: BlackGold, Montmorency
  • Pear: Bartlett, Sunrise
  • Peach: CoralStar, Flamin’ Fury
  • Apriot: Goldcot

NEW – Food Plot Seed Mixes (Order by March 15, 2019):

  • Forage Pea & Bean Mix: A mix of soybeans, winter peas, iron clay cow peas, black cow peas and other high quality forage peas. Mix was developed for clay or sandy soils. A great fall food plot for deer (when fertilized properly and good soil pH). Plant in spring when ground temps warm up, or in late summer, early fall for just a forage crop. Plant 40-50 pounds per acre.
  • No-Till Deer Plot Mix: A mix of clovers and alfalfa. Mix was developed to be broadcast and raked lightly or drilled with minimum tillage. Ideal for small areas in the woods or on trails that are inaccessible to farm equipment. If possible, mow the annual weeds or grasses once or twice the first year, keeping to a 6-8 inch height. Mow in late summer to early fall annually to promote green growth for winter feeding. Mix is winter hardy. Plant 10 pounds per acre.
  • Fall & Winter Mix: A mix of wheat, oats, rye, deer forage radish, and other high quality forage grains that will stay green into the winter months. Provides excellent food source for deer. This annual mix will also work great for early bow season because oats and radishes are the key ingredients. Plant in late summer or early fall for best results. It will grow on a wide variety of soils, even clay or sandy conditions. This mix works best if planted with a grain drill. it can be broadcast seeded as well. Plant 20-30 pounds per acre.
  • Deer Screen Switchgrass Blend: A mix of three different varieties of switchgrass (2 medium and a tall variety, growing 6-8 feet tall). Switchgrass is a vigorous warm season, native perennial grass which can be planted for many purposes including livestock grazing and wildlife cover. Once established, mix will provide cover for 15-20 years. Plant 10-15 pounds per acre.
  • Game Bird Mix: A mix of wild game food sorghum, early milo, proso millet, and more high yielding millets and short sorghum. This mix was developed for those who want to attract  or raise pheasant or quail. Mix will grow 3-4 feet tall, 4-5 feet when properly fertilized. Provides thick cover and has excellent stand ability for the winter. Can be sprayed to control broad leaf weeds. Matures in 80-90 days. Plant 8-10 pounds per acre.

2019 Spring Tree Sale Ordering Information & Guidelines

  • Return the completed order form with full payment to: Shiawassee Conservation District, 1900 S. Morrice Rd., Owosso MI 48867
  • The final date to order is April 5, 2019. Seed mixes must be ordered by March 15, 2019.
  • After orders are placed, there will be a $25 service charge for any substitutions or cancellations. There will be no charge when only additions are made to an existing order.
  • No refunds on orders cancelled after April 5, 2019.
  • We do not guarantee survival. Our liability ceases when seedlings are picked up. It is unlawful for these trees, shrubs and other plants to be resold with the roots attached in accordance with the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act. PA 189 of 1931 as amended.
  • All plant material has been found to be in compliance with the National Plant Board standards of pest freedom. MDARD Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, License/Certificate NC1000670.
  • The Shiawassee Conservation District reserves the right to cancel orders and refund payments due to reasons beyond their control.
  • Substitutions made by the nurseries are beyond the District’s control.
  • Add orders carefully. Any errors $10 and under will be considered a donation to the District.
  • All donations will be deposited into the Shiawassee Conservation District general fund.
  • Pictures and descriptions of all plants are available in the District office.
  • Orders not picked up will not be refunded.
  • All returned checks will be subject to a $35 fee.
  • Order pick up dates and times are as follows:
    • Thursday, April 18, 9 AM 7 PM
    • Friday, April 19, 9 AM – 4 PM
    • Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Draft Horse Barn, 2900 E. Hibbard Rd, Corunna

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