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Conservation District annual Fall Tree & Native Plant Sale

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Doug Reith for the information in this story.)

While the early blooms of spring remind us to plant in the cool moist soils, fall is a great opportunity to plant native plants.

The soil and temperatures of September and October provide conditions for better root establishment ahead of the springtime weeds. Get a jump on your spring gardens by consider planting this fall.

Sales will include a selection of six conifer trees, 26 native potted plants, and four native plant garden kits. Potted native plants new to this year’s fall sale include New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), and Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis). The bare-root conifer seedlings available will include: White Pine, Red Cedar, Norway Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir.

Order online through Sept. 18 at Paper order forms are also available by request and at the WCCD office: 705 N. Zeeb Rd., #201, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. The deadline for the paper pre-order form is Sept. 9.

The pre-order pick-up date is Friday, Sept. 30 from 1-6 p.m. at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds: 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.  Limited extra plants will be available for sale between 5-6 p.m., first-come first-serve.

To request a paper order form, sign-up to volunteer, or find more information on the fall sale, visit

The WCCD has been distributing trees, plants & tools for conservation since the 1950’s. More than 7.1 million trees and shrubs have been planted as a result of the WCCD’s distributions, contributing to conservation practices such as reforestation, soil erosion reduction and water quality improvement, habitat restoration, and naturalization projects.

The mission of the WCCD is to assist residents with the conservation, management, and wise-use of natural resources in Washtenaw County. The WCCD is a unit of local government, managed by an elected 5-member board of directors, and funded in part by Washtenaw county residents through a 2020-2026 conservation district millage.

To learn more about the Fall Tree & Native Plant Sale and other programs, please visit the WCCD website at

For questions or more information, contact Doug Reith, Resource Coordinator at [email protected] or by calling (734) 302-8713. 

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