Mt. Clemens, MI - Green Macomb and the Blue Water Conservation District have announced the return of their annual tree and plant sale, an opportunity for the public to purchase young trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, wildflower seed and other fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.
The sale is now open and will run through Friday, April 2. Interested individuals can visit green.macombgov.org to browse available stock, place their orders and make payments.
“Now more than ever there is a need to get outside and enjoy nature, and there’s no better place to do that than your own backyard,” said Gerard Santoro, program director for Macomb County Parks and Natural Resources, which leads the Green Macomb initiative. “So we are thrilled to once again open the annual tree and plant sale, which provides an affordable opportunity for homeowners to spruce up their gardens and green spaces for spring and summer.”
Items available for order include fruit, oak, maple, lilac and dogwood bushes/trees as well as strawberry, raspberry, asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb plants. Prices range from $5 to $20 while supplies last.
“Every year we have an incredible response from the community, which is fantastic, as their support of the sale is helping Green Macomb meet its goal of increasing tree canopy in the county,” Santoro said. “More trees and plants will help reduce pollutants, reduce home energy usage and increase property values, so there are plenty of benefits to this work.”
All items purchased can be picked up in person or shipped to your home. There will be two pick-up locations in Macomb County:
- April 27 & 28 - Armada Fairgrounds
- April 30 & May 1 - Sterling Heights Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion
A limited stock of trees and plants will be available for purchase on site.
Since the sale began five years ago, more than 80,000 trees and plants have been purchased by residents, businesses and communities throughout Macomb County. For more information on the tree and plant sale, visit the Green Macomb website.
Also see: Blue Water Conservation District
About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents. The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security. For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit: https://ped.macombgov.org/Ped-Home