The Spring Tree Sale is going on now!

The Ingham Conservation District is pleased to offer a wide variety of evergreens, broadleaf trees, shrubs, berries, fruit trees and much more as a fundraiser to help support local conservation.

 

A 15% Early Bird Discount is available through February 8th on all items except fruit trees and tree accessories.

 

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

Spring 2018 Catalog

 

Early Bird Deadline : Thursday February 8, 2018

Order Deadline:  Monday March 26, 2018

 

Tree Pick Up is at the Ingham Conservation District

 

 Friday April 20, 2018 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

There are 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.

In response to increasing customer interest in larger trees and shrubs, you will notice that many of the items offered this year are larger in size than in previous years.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with placing you order.

Thank you for your support!

Spring 2018 Tree Sale

 

Plant with a purpose! Use the tabs below to find trees and shrubs that are best suited for the following*:

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.

Click HERE to Download/View the descriptions for the 2017 Spring Tree Sale

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.

Birches

Honey Locust

Juniper

Leatherwood

Maples including Red Maple and Sugar Maple

Oaks

Paw Paw

Spruces, including Norway Spruce and White Spruce

Spicebush

Tamarack

Viburnums (such as Nannyberry)

Witchhazel

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