Tree Packets

Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


Tree Variety Information

Tree & Shrub Growth Rate
Slow: less than 1 foot/year
Moderately slow: 1 - 2 feet/year
Moderately fast: 2 - 3 feet/year
Fast: greater than 3 feet/year

       Longevity
Short-lived: less than 100 years
Moderately short-lived: 100-150 years
Moderately long-lived: 150-250 years
Long-lived: over 250 years



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Deer Food Packet

Two of Each Variety

American Hazelnut - Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to suck-er from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

Chinkapin Oak: Chinkapin oaks are found in well-drained soils and perform well in alkaline soils. Its glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves are yellow-green and small compared to most oaks. Young trees retain a pyramidal to oval habit with a pale gray, scaly ridged central trunk. As trees age, the crown becomes more rounded. Can grow up to 80’ tall and 60’ wide.

Coralberry (Buckbrush): 2' to 5’ tall, 4 to 8’ spread developing into an arching shrub. Flowers in June or July in dense short clusters. Purplish red fruit is matures in October persisting late into winter.

Domestic Apple: 12' to 20’ tall with equal spread. Moderate growth rate in clay, loamy or sandy soils. Excellent wildlife value; spring apple blossoms attract butterflies & bees for nectar & pollen. Fall/winter; deer and other mammals appreciate apples.

Persimmon: 35 to 60’ tall with 20 to 35’ spread with a slender oval rounded crown. Slow to medium growth rate. Small flowers May-June. Edible berries ripens after frost. Prefers moist, well-drained, sandy soils. Full sun, if pruning is desired prune in winter.

Nut Packet

2 Black Walnut, 3 Butternut, 3 Hazelnut, 2 Northern Pecan

American Hazelnut Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to suck-er from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

Black Walnut:: 70 to 90’ tall with an open crown, prefers well-drained soils, loam to clay loam, full sun, shade tolerant. Produces nuts in Sept/Oct. Fast growing, Valuable for timber. (Contains phytoxin juglone which can cause stunting, death or wilting in many plants when they are planted under or nearby.) (Not all plants are affected).

Butternut: A tree with a short trunk & broad open crown, 50 to 70’ at maturity. Moderate to fast growth rate. Most soils, full sun, intolerant of shade. Produces nuts late August - October.

Northern Pecan: 70 to 100’ high, 40 to 75’ spread. Medium growth rate. Prefers full sun & will do well in most soils. Begins to bear nuts in 6 to10 years after planting. Needs to be planted in multiples for pollination.

Pollinator Packet

Two of Each Variety

American Plum Prunis americana: Large deciduous shrub/small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are almost globu-lar edible plums about 1” in diameter. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish & become scaly with age; branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread, widely, & sprout readily. These features are highly important for wildlife cover & food. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade & drought. Preferred browse for whitetail deer. Native.

Choke Cherry: 20' to 30’ high with 18 to 25’ spread. A small suckering tree or large shrub with crooked branches and slender twigs forming an oval rounded crown. White flowers appear late April-May. Fruit can be used for jams, jellies and wine.

Meadowsweet: An upright shrub 4’ high with 1' to 3’ spread. Full to partial sun. Wet to medium wet soil moisture. White flowers June to August, deadhead to promote longer bloom time. Flowers look similar to Butterfly bush. Attracts butterflies.

Pasture Rose: 1' to 3’ tall with a 5’ spread. Best grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Spreads by suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. Showy fragrant pink flowers appear in May, rosehips in late summer. Attracts birds & butterflies.

Red Osier Dogwood: 10' to 12’ high shrub, equal spread. White flowers in June, fruit August - Sept. This dogwood is common throughout Michigan in open, wetter places; shade intolerant and easily transplanted.

Wildlife Packet

Two of Each Variety

American Hazelnut Corylus americana: Multi-stemmed shrub/small tree 10-15’ spread approximately 2/3 the height. Moderate to fast growth in well drained, loamy silt; full sun or light shade; prune anytime; tends to suck-er from the roots & must often be thinned out to maintain a respectable appearance.

American Plum - Prunis americana: Large deciduous shrub/small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15’. Fruits are almost globu-lar edible plums about 1” in diameter. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish & become scaly with age; branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Shallow roots spread, widely, & sprout readily. These features are highly important for wildlife cover & food. Winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade & drought. Preferred browse for whitetail deer. Native.

Ninebark: 5' to 9’ with 6' to 12’ upright spread with stiffly re-curved branches. Well drained to moist sites; sun to partial shade. Flowers earlly spring. Provides good cover for wildlife and informal hedging. Medium to fast growth rate.

Red Osier Dogwood: 10' to 12’ high shrub, equal spread. White flowers in June, fruit August - Sept. This dogwood is common throughout Michigan in open, wetter places; shade intolerant and easily transplanted.

Swamp White Oak - 50 to 60’ high with equal or greater spread. Forms a broad, open round-topped crown on a short trunk. Found in low lying and more or less swampy situations such as bottom lands and banks of streams. Requires acid soil. Wood is used for furniture, flooring etc. The acorn is relished by birds and mammals.

Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734.265-9311     Catherine.Acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org