Tree, Shrub & Grass Mix Sales Program

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The Tree, Shrub & Grass Mix Sales Program provides landowners an avenue to purchase small quantities (25 minimum) of quality trees and shrubs. We continue to sell over 50,000 trees annually.

The Prairie grasses and wildflowers mixes provide an alternative to strictly planting trees. We purchase the products in bulk and pass the savings on to the landowners, while still making revenue for the LWCD. Revenue from these programs goes to fund our local scholarship and youth programs and some I/E efforts along the way.

Tree Sales Program

The LWCD is offering a County tree sales program that requires a minimum of 25 trees (same species) per order. There are no restrictions on where to plant or how to use these trees. This is helping to provide a service to landowners within the county and throughout the state, who just want a few trees for landscaping, wildlife habitat, Christmas trees, etc. (The LWCD assists the DNR Forester with providing information concerning the DNR tree sales program. The DNR program requires a minimum of 1000 trees per order.)

Knowing the real value of this program is impossible because of variables. However, a report by Michigan State University states that a fifty-year-old tree will have provided the following:

$ 31,250.00 worth of oxygen
$ 62,000.00 worth of air pollution control
$ 37,500.00 worth of water recycling
$ 31,250.00 worth of soil erosion controls
$162,000.00 total worth per tree