Annual Conservation District Tree Sale is underway
The deadline for orders is April 5.
HOUGHTON -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District
is now taking orders for spring delivery of young trees during their
Annual Spring Tree Sale. All proceeds from the tree sale benefit soil and
water conservation programs in Houghton and Keweenaw counties.
annual Spring Tree Sale is the conservation district's primary fund-raising
activity," said Tami Anderson, executive director. "All revenue
generated from the annual sale goes into continuing the operations of the local
conservation district. By purchasing trees and other planting materials, you
support conservation twice; first by planting trees to improve our environment
and second by supporting your conservation district."
Trees for the sale are selected for their proven
hardiness in Keweenaw climate. New items featured this year are purple
lilac and flowering crabapple.
|The District sells four different
varieties of highbush blueberries. Choosing a variety is best for proper cross-
pollination. (Photo courtesy and © 2002 Houghton Keweenaw Conservation
Apple, cherry, and high bush blueberries are hot choices
that will sell out fast. Pine, spruce, cedar, balsam fir, northern red oak
and other varieties are also available. The District also sells such
additional tree planting items as tree planting bars, deer repellent and rooting
gel. A variety of books and brochures is available again this year.
|Serviceberry bushes are also available
through the District's Tree Sale. Serviceberry is a wildlife shrub that attracts
a variety of birds. (Photo courtesy and © 2002 Houghton Keweenaw Conservation
Tree sale order forms
are available on-line at the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Web site
or via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone orders may also be placed by calling the District offices at 482-0214.
The deadline for orders is April 5. Orders will arrive in time for spring
The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District office is in
the second floor of the UPPCo building, on the waterfront in Houghton.
| The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation
District Tree Sale is an annual fundraising event that benefits soil and water
conservation programs in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. (Photo courtesy and © 2002 Houghton Keweenaw Conservation
The Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District is the conservation gateway in
our community. The District helps local people find answers to their land
management questions by linking them with natural resource professionals,
products and services. A Board of Directors, consisting of elected community
volunteers, makes decisions about conservation programs and services and hires
qualified staff to conduct and carry them out.
The Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District began more than 50 years ago and
is one of eighty-two districts in the state of Michigan.
Read more about the District on their new Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District
Read Keweenaw Now's coverage of the District's
50th Anniversary meeting in October, 2001.
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