Ingham Conservation District Fall Tree Sale

Photo Credit: USFWS-Midwest Region

The Ingham Conservation District is pleased to offer a variety of conifers and planting accessories as a fundraiser to help support local conservation.

Order deadline: September 6th

Fall 2018 Tree Sale Fundraiser

To download a printable version of the catalog, click on the link below

Fall 2018 Catalog

You may call the office to order by phone Monday-Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM

 Due to the fast changing inventory No emails Please.

Tree Pick Up and Walk-In Sales at The Ingham Conservation District

 Friday September 28, 2018 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

The ICD consistently offers many native species to choose from that will enhance your property, support cleaner air and water and provide habitat for native wildlife, including birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

Plant with Purpose!

See the links below to help choose the right plants for your landscape needs.

The following species will attract deer:


  • Apple and pear trees
  • Pines
  • Northern white-cedar
  • Oaks
  • Maples
  • Persimmon
The following species provide food and/or habitat for game birds (turkey, grouse, pheasants):


  • Poplar
  • Oaks
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • American Hazelnut
  • Fruit bearing shrubs – including highbush cranberry
We offer the following apple species, which may be of interest for you to press:


  • Ginger Gold
  • Honeycrisp
  • Pink Lady
  • Winter Banana
The following species attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.:


  • Lilac, common
  • Nannyberry
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Catalpa
  • Serviceberry
  • Tuliptree
  • Red Bud
  • Maples
  • Variety of fruit trees

For a great PDF informational resource on other pollinator trees and shrubs, click here.

The following species are recommended to replace certain invasive species after they have been removed, or to be planted to avoid the planting of invasive ornamentals:

  • Red osier dogwood to replace invasive autumn olive and Russian olive
  • Serviceberry to replace invasive bush honeysuckles, Amur honeysuckle, and callery pear
  • Spicebush and nannyberry to replace invasive buckthorn

See “Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest” for a complete list of alternatives.

See “Plan Before You Plant: Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals” to learn what ornamental species are invasive and what native species you can plant instead.

Native trees and shrubs provide valuable food and nesting opportunities for our local bird population. Some good options are…

ViburnumsNannyberry and other viburnums provide energy-rich berries and nesting sites

OaksOaks support the greatest number of butterfly and moths species which are an important food source for birds

Spicebush – This bush is popular with fall migrants.  The berries are high in fat, providing food for wood thrush, eastern kingbird and others.

Serviceberry – One of the earliest flower and berry producing shrubs.  The berries attract tanagers, waxwings, catbirds and more.

Learn more about creating a bird-friendly yard from Michigan Audubon



If deer get hungry enough they’ll eat just about anything, but below is a list of woody plants that have either proved less desirable to deer and/or are able to stand up to the pressures of deer.  In general, deer will avoid plants that are aromatic or have fuzzy, sharp or leathery leaves.


Honey Locust



Maples including Red Maple and Sugar Maple


Paw Paw

Spruces, including Norway Spruce and White Spruce



Viburnums (such as Nannyberry)


Black Walnut trees are allelopathic, which means they can inhibit the growth of nearby plants.  Juglone is the allelopathic chemical that is exuded from all parts of the walnut tree. Plants located beneath the canopy of walnut trees are most at risk because juglone from the roots and fallen leaves accumulates there.  So what can you plant beneath your walnut trees?  A list of juglone resistant trees and shrubs are listed below.

American Elm


Black Cherry

Black Gum


Dogwood, Flowering




Paw Paw


Red and White Oak

Red Bud

Red Cedar

River Birch




Staghorn Sumac

Sugar Maple






*Please read species descriptions within the ICD Store, as these lists are not necessarily complete or you may have other planting purposes.