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2019 Oscoda Conservation District Spring Tree Sale • Page 1

OSCODA COUNTY

PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #792 ROYAL OAK MI 48068 ECRWSSEDDM RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

Annual Report & Tree Sale Conservation District Forester office hours are not scheduled because of the need to be on client sites visits. To access the Forester please call 989-826-8824

SPRING TREE SALE ORDER DEADLINE APRIL 11, 2019 PICK UP DATE: MAY 4, 2019

Oscoda County Fairgrounds

989-884-1354

P.O. Box 820, Mio, MI 48647 oscodacd@yahoo.com www.oscodacd.org

Office Hours: 9 am - 3 pm Wednesday 201 S. Morenci, Mio

(Back office at Chamber of Commerce)

You are Cordially Invited to the Oscoda County Conservation District’s 55th Annual Meeting Thursday, May 9th, 2019 • 7 pm at Northmoor (Praxis Church), 331 N. Mt. Tom Road, Mio Soil Health • Managing & Improving Your Soil for Higher Yields and Sustained Health RSVP at 989-884-1354 • Refreshments will be provided

The Grow Show & Spring Tree Sale

Saturday, May 4 • 9 am - 2 pm at the lovely Oscoda County Fairgrounds DOOR PRIZES ~ FREE ADMISSION ~ VENDORS ~ DEMONSTRATIONS

ITEMS FOR SALE: Seedlings • Transplants • Shrubs • Hostas • Grapes • Blueberries Fruit Trees • Perennials • Hanging Baskets • Lawn • Garden • Landscaping • Craft Items Also a large selection of reference and children’s books


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By: Kelly Sinnaeve, FAP Forester

Payments are on a per acre basis and are determined by habitat type and quality and restrictions placed on the property. Maintained If you own 40 acres or more of property and are looking to make food plots earn the most money at $25/acre. On properties where some extra cash, reduce nuisance deer, and preserve Michigan’s all hunting is allowed, most habitat types pay $15/acre for high qualhunting tradition, the Hunting Access Program (HAP) is a great op- ity habitat and $10/acre for low quality habitat. Farmland is also tion for you. HAP is a land leasing program through the DNR in eligible for enrollment. Crops that are fall plowed earn $5/acre and which landowners get paid for allowing public hunting on their pri- those not fall plowed earn $10-$15. Landowners with a forest manvate land. The program is flexible, allowing landowners to deter- agement plan or those enrolled in different conservation programs mine hunt type and species hunted on the property. For example, may be eligible for a bonus. Rates may vary in TB and non-TB landowners can decide to allow “Youth & Apprentice Only” or deer zones. only. Landowners can also put certain restrictions on the property, such as “no hunting on Sundays.” Landowners receive FREE liability coverage when enrolled. There is no cost to withdraw from the program and it can be done at any time.

Open for PUBLIC HUNTING

There are rules and restrictions hunters must follow when using HAP lands. Hunting is the ONLY activity allowed on the property. Hunters are not permitted to set up permanent blinds, put screws in or damage trees, use motorized vehicles, fish, camp, or enter the property when it is not hunting season. Hunters must also signin and out when they enter and exit the property. This can be done a couple of ways. Landowners can choose to have a self-service box in which there is a sheet that hunters sign with their information. Mandatory (in-person) sign-in is also an option. Hunters must check in with the landowner in person before hunting the property. The self-service box tends to be the more popular option. Any hunting disputes on the property are handled by the Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting Access Program

Hunt types and seasons may vary. Details available at Farm Headquarters

For more information or to sign up, For more information please contact the Conservation District at 989-345-5470 ext. 5.


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MI Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Information & Program Updates Congratulations to the farms MAEAP Verified in 2018: · Cold Creek Farmz - Farmstead, Cropping and Forest, Wetlands & Habitat · Beechwood Farms - Forest, Wetlands, & Habitat · Fairway Natural Farms Farmstead, Cropping, & Livestock · Rankey Forest - Forest, Wetlands, & Habitat · The Hansen Farm - Forest, Wetlands, & Habitat

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) has some additional financial incentives for Fiscal Year 2019. My hope is to bring more farmers into the program and better understand it, as well feel comfortable with me as your local technician and resource. Keep in mind that the program is still completely voluntary, confidential and non-regulatory and these extra funds will simply provide more incentive. Whether you’re already MAEAP verified in one system or you haven’t even had the technician out to your farm yet, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to let me know what your farm needs. I will have cost-share money available for various practices to be installed as well as payments to either complete an assessment or achieve verification in at least one system, or both. Some examples of what you could receive payment/cost-share for: - Soil Samples - Backflow Preventer - Sprayer Mix/Load Pads - Water Samples - Filter Strips - Gutters - Fuel Pad - Cover Crops - Record Keeping - Spill Kit - Well Closings & New Wells - & More! Complete Risk Assessment per System (Farmstead, Cropping, Livestock, Forestry): $25 Reimbursement

TOTAL VERIFICATIONS: 9

Complete Verification/System: $50 Reimbursement Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your input and hope to visit with you soon! For more information on cost-share incentives or to learn more about the program, feel free to contact me. Clara Shattuck Serving Arenac, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties 989-726-3413 • clara.shattuck@macd.org

LEGAL NOTICE

To all the residents of Oscoda County Conservation District, notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of May, 2019 between the hours of 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM, at Northmoor, 331 N. Mt. Tom Road, Mio, MI, a director’s election will be held. Directors to be elected Sally Phillips, Lora Freer, Jerry Kunnath and Mike Peychich. On the 25th day of March, 2019, being forty five days (45) prior to the date of the election, absentee ballots are available, for voting in this election, at the Conservation District Office located at, 201 Morenci Ave, Mio. Normal business hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Wednesdays. Sally Phillips, Vice-Chair Oscoda County Conservation District

Oscoda Conservation District Profit & Loss October 2017 through September 2018

Income 000.501 - Federal Grant 4,840.00 000.539 - State Grants 62,570.00 000.600 - Revenue Control 1,131.58 287.539 - Hunting Access Program 2,994.37 294.647 - Tree Sale Revenue 18,703.53 Total Income 90,419.48 Gross Profit 90,419.48

Accural Basis Oct. ‘17 - Sept. ‘18

Expense 274.000 - USDAFS Oak Wilt Grant 281.000 - Operations Grant 283.000 - FAP Grant 283.812 - FAP - Travel 287.000 - HAP 294.780 - Tree Sale Exp. Total Expense Net Income

4,095.00 4,672.99 62,750.00 2,724.38 550.00 12,067.05 84,135.04 6,284.44


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DECIDUOUS TREES

CONIFEROUS 4-8” Price

10 $10

Red Pine Seedlings

25 $28

50 $45

100 $79

250 $100

500 $165

1000 $300

Quantity

Red Maple 3-4’ & White Birch 3-4’ 1

Price

$6

5

$23

10 $39

25

$86

50

$148

100

$246

Red Pine: Fast growing on sunny sandy sites and shade intolerant.

Red Maple: Brilliant red fall color, great yard tree tolerate most soils. Full sun to light shade. Deer browsing.

White Pine(4-8”) Jack Pine – Blue Spruce White Spruce – Norway Spruce (5-10”) Seedlings

White Birch: Grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained and clay soils, but prefers normal moisture. Is shade intolerant.

Quantity

Price

10 $7

25 $14

50 $23

100 $39

250 $77

500 $116

1000 $200

White Pine: Slow growing until well established, then can grow one to two feet a year and prefers moderate shade when young. Jack Pine: Very fast growing, like’s full sun and dry conditions. Blue Spruce: Drought resistant once established, likes sunny, moist, well-drained soil, but can adapt to dry soil.

Quantity

2-3’ White Oak - Wild Black Cherry

Price

1

$6

5

$23

10 $39

25

$86

50

$148

100

$246

White Oak: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It can adapt to a variety of soil textures, but prefers deep, moist, well-drained soils. Slower growing. Not as susceptible to Oak Wilt.

White Spruce: Full to partial sun, sandy to moist soils and moderate growth.

Wild Black Cherry: Plant in full sun to partial shade, prefers moist, deep fertile soils, but will tolerate dry or sandy soils. Is somewhat drought resistant, but will not tolerate full shade.

Norway Spruce: A fast growing, moderately shade tolerant tree that prefers moist fertile soils.

Quantity

2-3’ Midwest Crabapple – Mountain Ash

Price

Large Conifers Blue Spruce 18-22” Norway & White Spruce 2’+ Transplants

Quantity

Price

Quantity

Price

1

$6

5

$23

10 $39

25

$86

50

$148

Douglas Fir 15-22” Tamarack (American Larch) 1-2’ 1

$4

5

$18

10 $31

25

$68

50

$116

100

$246

100

$194

Douglas Fir: Is a very large conifer that grows 50-80' tall, it is best grown in medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun and does best in locations with abundant soil moisture. It is very cold tolerant Tamarack (American Larch): Grows in most soils including clay and limestone. Does best in moist, but well drained soils. Shade tolerant. Tamaracks are very cold tolerant. Fast grower.

1 $7

5 $32

10

$55

25 $100

50 $175

100 $320

Midwest Crabapple: Extremely hardy and disease resistant. The small apples are only 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter. The persistent fruit makes excellent wildlife food throughout the fall and winter. Mountain Ash: Full sun, prefers rich loamy soil, but will tolerate a variety of poorer soil types. It can also stand some salt spray. They produce orange berry clusters that are attractive to a variety of birds. The Emerald Ash Borer is not attracted to Mountain Ash. Quantity

Price

3-4’ Sugar Maple

1

$8

5

$37

10 $68

25

$140

50

$250

100

$425

Sugar Maple: Sugar Maple grows on sands, loamy sands, sandy loams, loams, and silt loams but it does best on well-drained loams. Likes full sun to partial shade.

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WILDLIFE SHRUBS Quantity Price

1-2’ Lilac 1-2’ Highbush Cranberry 1 $3

5 $10

10 $18

25 $40

50 $68

100 $115

Lilac: Full sun and moist well drained soil. Highbush Cranberry: Easily grown in average moist, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. White flowers in the spring, rich green foliage that turns purple in the fall. The red fruit is excellent for jams and wildlife. Quantity Price

1-2’ Saskatoon Serviceberry 1 $4

5 $19

10 $36

25 $72

50 $120

Donita Charron, Oscoda CD Executive Director 989-884-1354

Gwen Mallet, Oscoda CD Administrative Assistant

Kelly Sinnaeve, Oscoda/Ogemaw FAP Forester 989-826-8824

100 $210

Saskatoon Serviceberry (Superfruit): They grow to a height of 10-20’. Adaptable to most soil types, but its favorite soil is a rich loamy mix. They will grow in just about any kind of soil as long as good drainage is provided. Fruit is dark purple and is often used in pies, jellies, wines and cider.

Quantity Price

3-4’ Ninebark – 2-3’ Chokeberry 2-3’ Washington Hawthorn 1 $6

5 $23

10 $39

25 $86

50 $148

100 $246

Clara Shattuck Oscoda/Ogemaw MAEAP Tech 989-345-5470, ext. 5

Ninebark: Likes moist to dry sites and is extremely hardy. Good for screens or borders and provides good cover for birds and flowers for insects.

We would like to thank the Ogemaw County Herald and the Oscoda County Herald for all they do to make our Tree Sale Brochures possible.

Washington Hawthorn: Grows in most soil types, is drought resistant and prefers full sun. Produces red berries that is attractive to birds and mammals in the winter. Flowers are great for pollinators. Quantity Price

1 $7

5 $32

10 $55

25 $100

50 $175

Lisa Johnson, NRCS Farm Bill Specialist 989-345-5470. ext. 3

Order forms can be dropped off at the Oscoda County Herald.

Chokeberry: Grows well in full sun to part shade and likes moist well drained soil. The berries are attractive to birds, wildlife and used in preserves.

2-3’ Nannyberry

Mieka Rueger, NRCS District Conservationist 989-345-5470, ext. 3

100 $320

Nannyberry Viburnum: Creamy white 4.5 inch flower clusters in the spring and produces bluish/black berries that persist into winter. It’s great for wildlife, but can be eaten fresh or made into jams. Full sun / part shade and a wide range of soil types.

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Mix & Match Fruit Trees Apple & Peach

1 for $20 – 2 for $38 – 3 for $54 – 4 for $68 Auvil Early Fuji: Early Fuji apples are round and large. It has a mostly red colored skin with small patches of golden yellow blush and light vertical striations. The Early Fuji has a white to cream-colored, dense, yet crisp flesh. Complex in flavor, low in acidity and very sweet with notes of both honey and citrus.

Red McIntosh: McIntosh apples can be used cooked or raw and in both sweet and savory preparations. The flesh of the McIntosh apple is delicate and will breakdown when cooked. Pair with dense apples such as Granny Smith, Rome, Green Dragon or Fuji to make pie filling or slow cook to make sauces and chutney.

Honeycrisp: Honeycrisp has rapidly become a prized commercial commodity, as its sweetness, firmness, and tartness make it an ideal apple for eating raw. The Honeycrisp also retains its pigment well, and boasts a relatively long shelf life when stored in cool, dry conditions.

Reliance Peach: Some cold-hardy varieties are sensitive to fluctuating seasons, but the Reliance Peach remains hardy even in early and late freezes. You can feel confident knowing that an early or particularly cold winter for your region won’t harm your sturdy peach tree. These are cold-hardy, but they still need to be protected in our coldest parts of our County.

Pear Package

2 for $38 or 4 for $68

Pears packages have 1 of each kind for pollination. Flemish Beauty Pear: This heirloom Bartlett Pear: First introduced in 1797, pear was introduced to North America this multi-purpose pear is a long-standin the early 1800s. The attractive large, ing favorite of orchard growers and fruit rounded fruit has creamy-yellow gardeners alike. Starts bearing at a skin blushed red along with firm, young age and is very productive. Fruit creamy-white flavorful flesh. Good for features a smooth, firm texture and a home gardeners in cold areas. juicy, spicy taste.

Canadice Grapes

2 year - 12-18” 2 for $26 – 3 for $36 – 4 for $47 – 5 for $55 Canadice Grapes: Red grapes that ripen early, very winter hardy and disease resistant. Sweet, great grape flavor with a unique hint of spiciness. Easy-to-grow, with compact grape clusters 6-8 inches long. Bears medium-size, firm, red grapes that keep well on the vine.

Blueberries

2 Year – 12-18” Sold in packages of 1 each for pollination 2 for $22 – 4 for $40 – 6 for $54 Blueberries enjoy full sun and well-draining, moist, acidic soil. Fertilize with a slow, release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results. Prune in late winter to invigorate your plant. While the Jersey blueberry does not require a pollinator to produce fruit, planting with Bluecrop will increase yields through cross-pollination. Bluecrop Blueberries: This blueberry is considered the best for consistent yields, disease resistance and high quality. Jersey Blueberries: This hardy blueberry offers a heavy yield of plump, delicious blueberries that are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. This variety boasts a large berry, about 1/2 inch in diameter, that is highly resistant to cracking.


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Earth Angel Hosta

1 for $8 - 2 for $14 - 4 for $24 Earth Angel: The yellow margin surrounding the green centers is 26 inches tall by 50 inches wide. Each leaf may grow as long as 13 inches with a breadth of 10 inches. The leaves are heavy in substance making them slug-resistant. Flowers set densely in near-white clusters just touched with lavender beginning their reign in late June to mid-July on scapes to 48 inches.

Mix and Match Flowers

1 for $5 – 2 for $9 – 4 for $16 – 6 for $21 Bright Eyes Phlox: Pale pink flowers with prominent hot pink center. Mildew resistant and blooms from mid to late summer. Grow in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. 36”

Cute as a Button Dianthus: Semi-double bright pink flowers with deep red eye and serrated edge. Blooms from early summer to early fall. 6-8” Size 30 Elle plug. Full sun / part shade.

Laura Phlox: Fuchsia purple flowers, Berry Chiffon Coreopsis: Raspberry with starry white centers and dark eyes. hued centers and white edges. DevelHas a very good mildew resistants. 36” oped to be disease resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. No deadheading needed to help Berry Chiffon produce flowers from early summer to early fall. 15-18” Full Sun.

Black Cherry Frost: Dramatic rich red flowers on 8-10’ stems. Bloom from early summer to early fall. Size 30 Elle plug Full to part sun.

5’ Tree Tubes

Red Chiffon Coreopsis: Light yellow blossoms with an intense red center appear midsummer. This upright, durable plant is highly resistant to Powdery Mildew and maintains clean dark green, thread leaf foliage throughout the season. Once blooms begin they don’t stop for several weeks. 1518” Full Sun.

OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE

1 for $4.50 3 for $12.00 5 for $16.00

Plantskyd Deer Repellent $24.95 Powder Granules $22.95 Premix Liquid

Fertilizer Tablets

30 Cents Each Orchard Starter Fruit and Nut (28-8-4) Formula Plant & Tree Starter (20-10-5) Formula


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Invasive Species in Michigan By: Kelly Sinnaeve, FAP Forester Michigan is no stranger to invasive species. An invasive species is defined as a non-native species whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. One invasive in Michigan that is causing a lot of harm is Phragmites. There is a phragmites native to Michigan and a phragmites that is considered invasive. The native phragmites typically reaches about 6.5 feet tall and grows as scattered stems, which are red. Non-native invasive phragmites can grow to be 20 feet tall and grows in dense stands. These phragmites are a problem because they create dense stands that degrade wetlands and coastal areas by crowding out native plants and animals and deprive them of nutrients. They can also block shoreline views, reduce access for swimming or fishing and hunting, and create fire hazards. Phragmites can be controlled using an integrated pest management approach. This includes herbicide treatment followed by mechanical removal and maintenance annually. Prescribed burning may be recommended for large, dense areas of phragmites. Another invasive in Michigan is garlic mustard. Garlic mustard is an herbaceous flow-

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ering plant that grows 1-4 feet tall with triangular shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers (bloom in early spring). They have long, green, narrow seed pods that turn brown in the fall. It thrives in wooded areas and does well in shade. Garlic mustard outcompetes native understory plants and tree seedlings. It also produces allelopathic compound that can inhibit seed germination in other species. Oak wilt is a major problem in Michigan. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that affects all species of oaks, however, trees in the red oak family are most susceptible. It blocks the transport of water in a tree and causes the wilting and falling of leaves. This eventually kills the tree. Trees in the red oak family can die in a growing season or even quicker but members of the white oak family can take years to die. Oak wilt can spread in a couple of ways. One common way it spreads is by beetles that land on infected oaks and then transport the fungus to healthy oaks through open wounds. This is why it is best to avoid pruning wounding oaks when the beetles are most active, mid-April to mid-July. It is even better if you can avoid pruning all the way until the trees are dormant however (“Don’t dismember April to November”).Oak wilt can also spread through root grafts. If the roots of trees are connected it can spread from one tree to another. In addition to invasives, there are always species of concern on the watch list. One species that is at risk to enter Michigan is the spotted lanternfly. It is an invasive planthopper that sucks sap from host plant and can cause mold to grow on its honeydew excretions. This can inhibit plant growth and lead to death. Adults are about one inch long with light greyish-brown forewings with black spots that transition to small speckled bands near the tip. The hind wings are bright pink or near red near the abdomen and transition to a white band and then black near the wing tips. The best way to prevent the spread of invasive species is by being proactive. If you see something that you think may be invasive take pictures, document the location and report it. If it is an insect attempt to capture it. Remember, don’t move firewood. For more questions call the Ogemaw Conservation District at 989-345-5470 est. 5 or visit the Michigan Natural Features Inventory website.

How to Collect Samples: 1) Fill out the water Sample Information Sheet. (Available online at www.oscodacd.org or available to fill out at the screening event.) Filling it out beforehand speeds the process up during drop-off. 2) Collect samples just before getting them to the sample drop-off. Samples must be less than 48 hours old for valid results. Any small clean jar with a lid capable of holding one ounce of water is sufficient. 3) Pick a tap that supplies water that has not run through any treatment device (water softener, carbon filter). An outdoor faucet often works well. 4) Run the water for 10 minutes before collecting the sample. This will give the pump time to flush the water pressure tank and plumbing so you can collect a valid sample. Do not sample through a hose. Rinse the sample bottle and lid thoroughly in the water to be sampled; then fill and cap the bottle. 5) If sampling more than one well, label the bottle clearly so the samples can be distinguished. 6) Keep the sample cold until it is dropped off. For more information, call Amanda at 989-726-3413. • Private Household Well Samples Only!

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Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) “Helping People Help the Land”

Farm Bill News Mieka Rueger, DC

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)is a Federal Agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). NRCS offers technical and financial assistance through voluntary programs. NRCS staff works with private landowners to provide planning assistance as a tool to manage natural resources. Financial assistance is available for a wide variety of conservation practices for all types of land use (cropland, pasture, farmstead/ headquarters, forestland, or wildlife/natural areas). For the next four years, NRCS will be operating under the guidance provided by Congress in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known as the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump on December 20, 2018. The 2018 Farm Bill encompasses three related agriculture titles: crop insurance, commodity programs and conservation programs. Additional guidance to implement conservation programs based on the new Farm Bill will be available soon. The 2018 Farm Bill supports agricultural producers and their efforts to reduce soil erosion and protect water quality while maintaining or improving profitability. Such efforts could utilize programs involving eligible practices including, but not limited to: Residue and Tillage Management (conservation tillage), Cover Crops, Filter strip (buffers), Riparian Forest Buffers, Animal Waste Storage, Nutrient Management, and Prescribe Grazing to name a few.

your land contact the local NRCS office at (989) 345-5470 ext. 3; address is USDA-NRCS 240 W Wright, West Branch, MI 48661. You may also visit the NRCS website: www.mi.nrcs.usda.govfor more information. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).” To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

If you own forest land you may qualify for financial assistance of between $1,000and $16,000 to have a Forest Management Plan written. These forest management plans offer guidance on how to manage your woodlots to meet your objectives for your property while addressing resource and environmental concerns. Contact NRCS staff regarding programs to assist with meeting your forestry goals or implementing forest practices. Remember, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance. NRCS is available to assist you with conservation planning for your property goals and objectives. There are several voluntary programs available and NRCS can assist you with finding ones that meet your needs. You might be surprised of benefits at your fingertips. If you are having difficulty understanding available programs or wish to seek assistance with planning, implementation, sustainability of your management plan, or detailed information concerning Commercial & Residential millerconstequip.com All Furniture • Fabrics • Yarn Made in the USA! • Wood Crafts • Quilts • Handmade Children's Furniture & Toys • Rhythm Clocks • Solid Wood Furniture

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Spring Tree Sale 2019 & Grow Show | MAY 4th PO Box 820, MIO, MI 48647 – 989-884-1354 or 989-826-8824 Order Deadline: April 11, 2019 To ensure your selections are available order as soon as possible because quantities are limited. TREE PICK UP IS AT THE “GROW SHOW” 9 AM – 2 PM AT THE OSCODA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Conifer Seedlings Species Red Pine White Pine Jack Pine Blue Spruce White Spruce Norway Spruce

Quantities

Size 4-8” 4-8” 5-10” 5-10” 5-10” 5-10”

10 $10 $7 $7 $7 $7 $7

25 $28 $14 $14 $14 $14 $14

Large Conifers Species Blue Spruce Norway Spruce White Spruce Douglass Fir Tamarack

100 $79 $39 $39 $39 $39 $39

250 $100 $77 $77 $77 $77 $77

500 $165 $116 $116 $116 $116 $116

Size 18-22” 2’+ 2’+ 15-22” 1-2’

1 $6 $6 $6 $4 $4

5 $23 $23 $23 $18 $18

10 $39 $39 $39 $31 $31

25 $86 $86 $86 $68 $68

50 $148 $148 $148 $116 $116

1 $6 $6 $6 $6 $7 $7 $8

5 $23 $23 $23 $23 $32 $32 $37

Shrubs Species Size Lilac 18-24” Highbush Cranberry 1-2’ Saskatoon Serviceberry 1-2’ Ninebark 3-4’ Chokeberry 2-3’ Washington Hawthorn 2-3’ Nannyberry 2-3’

Order Deadline: April 11, 2019

10 $39 $39 $39 $39 $55 $55 $68

25 $86 $86 $86 $86 $100 $100 $140

50 $148 $148 $148 $148 $175 $175 $250

5 $10 $10 $19 $23 $23 $23 $32

10 $18 $18 $36 $39 $39 $39 $55

25 $40 $40 $72 $86 $86 $86 $100

50 $68 $68 $120 $148 $148 $148 $175

Cost

Total Quantity

Cost

Total Quantity

Cost

100 $246 $246 $246 $246 $320 $320 $425

Quantities 1 $3 $3 $4 $6 $6 $6 $7

Total Quantity

100 $246 $246 $246 $194 $194

Quantities Size 3-4’ 3-4’ 2-3’ 2-3’ 2-3’ 2-3’ 3-4’

Cost

1000 $300 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200

Quantities

Deciduous Species Red Maple White Birch White Oak Wild Black Cherry Midwest Crab Mountain Ash Sugar Maple

50 $45 $23 $23 $23 $23 $23

Total Quantity

100 $115 $115 $210 $246 $246 $246 $320

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VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE APPRECIATED

Oscoda Conservation District

The success of our Spring Tree Sale/Grow Show relies heavily on help from our local volunteers. The work is not hard, it is dirty and I know that it sounds insane, but I truly enjoy every aspect of sorting and putting orders together. So if you don’t mind a little dirt, and you like good food and lots of laughs, we would greatly appreciate any time you can donate. We are a local unit of government and so any volunteer hours can be counted as community service time.

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MIX & MATCH FRUIT TREES Apple & Peach

Apple and Pear MUST have pollinators

Fruit

Quantities

Total Quantity

Cost

Total Quantity

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Quantity

Cost

Flowers Quantity Mix & Match | 1 for $5 or 2 for $9 or 4 for $16 or 6 for $21 Bright Eye Phlox Pale pink flowers with prominent hot pink center. Mildew resistant and blooms from mid to late summer. Grow in

Cost

Species Auvil Early Fugi Honey Crisp Red McIntosh Crimson Crisp Reliance Peach Pear Package

1 for 2 for $20 $38 $20 $38 $20 $38 $20 $38 $20 $38 Flemish Beauty & Bartlett Pear

Fruit

3 for $54 $54 $54 $54 $54 2 for $38

4 for $68 $68 $68 $68 $68 4 for $68

Quantities

Species Blueberries

(Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best crop.)

Candice Seedless Grape Vines (Each vine requires 15’ of space and 8 hours of sun.)

1 Bluecrop & 1 Jersey Blueberry 2 Bluecrop & 2 Jersey Blueberry 3 Bluecrop & 3 Jersey Blueberry 2 Vines $26

3 Vines $36

2 Total 4 Total 6 Total 4 Vines $47

$22 $40 $54 5 Vines $55

Giant Hosta “Earth Angel” 1 for $8 or 2 for $14 or 4 for $24 The yellow margin surrounding the green centers is 26 inches tall by 50 inches wide. Each leaf may grow as long as 13 inches with a breadth of 10 inches. The leaves are heavy in substance making them slug-resistant. Flowers set densely in near-white clusters just touched with lavender beginning their reign in late June to mid-July on scapes to 48 inches.

Grade 1 Bare Root

moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. 36”

Laura Phlox

Fuchsia purple flowers, with starry white centers and dark eyes. Has a very good mildew resistance. 36”

Black Cherry Frost

Dramatic rich red flowers on 8-10’ stems. Bloom from early summer to early fall. Size 30 Elle plug. Full to part sun.

Cute as a Button Dianthus Berry Chiffon Coreopsis

Semi-double bright pink flowers with deep red eye and serrated edge. Bloom from early summer to early fall. 6-8” Size 30 Elle plug. Full sun to partial shade.

Red Chiffon Coreopsis

Raspberry hued centers and white edges. Developed to be disease resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. No dead-heading needed to help Berry Chiffon produce flowers from early summer to early fall. 15-18” Full Sun.

Grade 1 Bare Root

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Raspberry hued centers and white edges. Developed to be disease resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. No dead-heading needed to help Berry Chiffon produce flowers from early summer to early fall. 15-18” Full Sun.

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CARD #: SIGNATURE: PICK UP AT THE OSCODA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON MAY 4, 2019 FROM 9AM - 2PM MAKES CHECKS TO: OSCODA CD PO BOX 820, MIO, MI 48647 PHONE ORDERS: 989-884-1354 OR 989-826-8824

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Oscoda CD does not guarantee survival of plant stock, all product liability ceases upon distribution. All orders are subject to availability and may be substituted if item is out of stock with an equal product of same value. NOTE: “It is unlawful for these trees, shrubs and other plants to be resold with the roots attached, in accordance with the Insect Pest and Plant Disease Act, P.A. 189 of 1931, as amended.” Oscoda Conservation District and partners are equal opportunity providers, employers and lenders.

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