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Green Macomb
Planning and Economic Development

The Arbor Day Tree Sales were a huge success at both the Armada and Warren locations. Thank you to the Blue Water Conservation District for all of their help in increasing the tree canopy here in Macomb County!

Check back next Spring for information on our 2019 sale.

 

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Pre-orders are no longer being accepted but, additional stock will be available for purchase on April 27 and April 28 while supplies last. 

2018 Spring Tree, Shrub & Plant Sale Order Form (Printable .pdf version - a clean copy to print off) For reference use only.

2018 Tree Sale Description Book (Includes descriptions of species/varieties offered for sale in 2018 and what has been offered in the past few years.)

Additional information about the Blue Water Conservation District tree sale can be found here.

Spring 2018 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale

Macomb County is excited to announce the Spring 2018 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale, a new collaboration between Green Macomb and the Blue Water  Conservation District. The spring sale provides an opportunity for the public to purchase young trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, wildflower seed and other fruits and vegetables at the most reasonable prices you can find. Some items available at the sale are fruit, oak, maple, lilac, redwood, and dogwood bushes/trees.  In addition to strawberry, raspberry, asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb. Prices range from $8 to $20. While supplies last. 

Tree Sale Information

Pick up your pre-ordered plants at the Warren Civic Center during Arbor Day celebrations on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional stock will be available for day of purchases - Limited availabilities -  while supplies last. MSU Extension and Blue Water Conservation District representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide planting guidance and tree care advice.

 

 

How to Plant a Bare-root Tree

The trees and shrubs available through this sale are bare-root, which means they will not come with any soil. Using bare-root stock is a great way to reduce costs and more quickly establish planted trees and shrubs, but it is very important for long-term success that they are properly planted and cared for. Bare-root stock should be planted as soon as possible. Prior to planting, they should be kept cool (but not frozen) and out of the sun, and never let the roots dry out.

The Arbor Day Foundation has guidance on how to plant bare-root trees, as do many other landscape and gardening companies. The Gardener’s Supply Company in particular has a great description of how to plant bare-root trees and shrubs. Like all trees, newly planted trees are susceptible to accidental damage, so avoid using weed whackers and lawn mowers within a few feet of any landscape tree.

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Images from gardeners.com