**4/9/2018- We can no longer guarantee orders received as the order deadline has passed. Please call the office for left-over tree availability.**
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 have put together packages that are well suited for waterfront (riparian) owners, wildlife landscaping, and windbreaks. A portion of the package proceeds will be donated to the Kalkaska 4-H. Any left-over tree seedlings will be for sale at the pick-up booth and at the first Farmer’s Market in Kalkaska in May.
If you are thinking of a large order of trees (500+) or if can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch with us today. Call our office at (231)258-3307 or email Renee, our Conservation Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The “2018 Order Form- Fillable PDF” can be submitted electronically to Renee at email@example.com. Before submitting please save your order as “Your name 2018 Tree Order”. Orders are processed with 24-48 hours of receipt. *