When spring has sprung, it’s time to spruce up your yard after a rough winter. Planting a garden or adding trees and shrubs to your yard can quickly become costly for families, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
That’s where the Macomb County Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale comes in. This annual sale, which is a collaboration between Green Macomb and the Blue Water Conservation District, gives parents the chance to purchase young fruit trees, flowering shrubs and a variety of plants at affordable prices – ranging from just $5 to $20.
While you’re saving money, you’re also giving back. In fact, proceeds from the sale benefit the Blue Water Conservation District, which assists with management of natural resources for a healthy environment and sustained economic growth.
About the Macomb County Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale
Pre-orders are being accepted through April 1, 2020. Order online through the Blue Water Conservation District.
All purchases can be picked up at Dodge Park, located at 40620 Utica Road in Sterling Heights, on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Pickup times are as follows:
- Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Additional stock is available during those pickup days; however, stock is limited, so it’s best to order in advance.
Representatives from the MSU Extension and Blue Water Conservation District will be on-site during those pickup days to answer questions and offer planting advice and tree care details.
Other important info about the spring 2020 event
Fruit, oak, maple, lilac, redwood and dogwood bushes and trees, along with strawberry, raspberry, asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb, are some of the items available for purchase.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind, however.
The trees and shrubs sold at this sale are “bare root,” which means they do not come in soil. This is a great way to bring the cost of each tree and shrub down, but it means that each tree or plant must be planted as soon as possible.
When picking up your purchase, be prepared to receive trees, plants and shrubs that are much smaller than you would purchase anywhere else. Keep in mind that you’re purchasing “young” trees, plants and shrubs, so while they are on the small side this year, with proper care, they will bloom quite a bit by next spring.
For more information on the 2020 Spring Macomb County Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.