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Planting trees have many impactful environmental benefits. They prevent and control erosion from wind and water. They provide shade for people, animals, and aquatic life, as well as lessen thermal impacts to our streams and waterways. They uptake nutrients and lessen pollution impacts to groundwater, provide food for people and wildlife, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and so much more.
Successfully planting a tree depends on a few main factors: tree species, site location and preparation, planting date, and planting technique. We provide the technical planning assistance needed to make the best decisions for a tree planting project. We offer this service free of charge to any Shiawassee County resident, municipality, or government entity.
We offer bare root trees and shrubs through our Spring Tree Sale to provide plants for conservation plantings, wildlife habitat, erosion control, and general reforestation. The species we offer are grown in our climate to best meet the conditions that they will be planted in.
NRCS Plants Database USDA Plants Database: Provides standardized information about the
vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, horworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Tree Planting Instructions: Illustrates the proper way to plant bare root seedlings.
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