Celebrate Arbor Day at Freedom Hill County Park on Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29
Spring 2017 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale
Macomb County is excited to announce the Spring 2017 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale, a new collaboration between Green Macomb and the Sanilac/St. Clair 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.
Tree Sale Information
Pick up your pre-ordered plants at Freedom Hill County Park during Arbor Day celebrations on Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Additional stock will be available for in-person purchase during Arbor Day celebrations at Freedom Hill April 28 and 29 while supplies last. MSU Extension and Sanilac/St. Clair 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.
Images from gardeners.com
Pre-orders are no longer being accepted, but additional plants will be available for in-person purchase at Freedom Hill County Park during Arbor Day celebrations on Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2017 Spring Tree, Shrub & Plant Sale Order Form (Printable .pdf version - a clean copy to print off)
2017 Tree Sale Description Book (Includes descriptions of species/varieties offered for sale in 2017 and what has been offered in the past few years.)
Additional information about the Sanilac/St. Clair Conservation District tree sale can be found here.