2018 Spring Tree Sale

KCD is busy working on preparations for Spring Tree Sale. Order forms should be up sometime this winter, so be sure to check back!

We are very excited to continue to offer a variety of native species at our future spring tree sales. What are native species and why are they important? “Native species” is a term used to describe a species, in this case a tree or shrub, which has historically been found in an area without having been brought here by humans. This means individual plants of these species have a complex combination of traits that have been selected for over millions of years. This makes them particularly well-suited to this region and the other organisms that are found here.

What this means for you is that, when planted in the appropriate spot, native plants require less watering and maintenance over the years than non-native species and are more likely to withstand the wide range of extreme weather conditions in Northern Michigan. They are also more resistant to local “pests”. Native plants are better-suited for sustaining diverse native wildlife communities and are much less likely to become problematic.

Our tree sale consists of species that will grow well in the soils we have in Kalkaska County. Staff are currently building new packages that are well suited for lakefront owners and riverfront owners as well as packages for wildlife landscaping and windbreaks. Check back soon for a complete list of tree and shrub offerings in the 2018 Spring Tree Sale.

If you are thinking of a large order of trees (500+) or if there is a native tree or shrub you would like to see sold next year you should get in touch with us today. Call our office at (231)258-3307 or email our Conservation Specialist at renee.penny@macd.org.

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