Gogebic Conservation District Announces
2008 Tree Sale

The  Gogebic Conservation District is once again holding it's annual tree sale , which is the District's largest fund raising events. The sale will take place on Saturday May 10th from 8:00 am to Noon and will again be located at the Gogebic County Fairground's Welcome Center.  Wildlife Forresters, and Nursery Reps  will assist members of the district at the sale.

Order deadline is April 22, 2008

According to the plant catalog the plants offered by the district  are cold hardy and appropriate for planting in our Northwoods climate. In addition to the fine trees and plants being offered the district is also selling books, locally made birdhouses, planting tools and animal repellent.
Our computer rendition of the catalog follows as well as order forms which you can print off and use for your order.

Gogebic Conservation District


2008 Tree Sale

The Gogebic Conservation District (GCD) Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the residents in Gogebic County for your continued support of our natural resources through restoration and conservation practices.

Our annual tree sale is the largest fund raising event for GCD. Providing quality seedlings, transplants, fruit trees and certified virus free varieties of plants suited to our Northern climate at the best price is our priority. Whenever possible, we prefer native plants to other varieties. However, due to increased demand, we have included certified, virus free plants that have been tested to grow in our area.

This year we have added fencing, delivery services and planting assistance to further ensure your planting success. Brian Bogaczyk, wildlife/forester, Ottowa National Forest, & Rick Stemmann, sales representative, Bailey's Nursery will be on site when orders are picked up to answer questions, offer advice, and demonstrate planting techniques. All money from the tree sale stays local. If you have questions on which trees or shrubs to order please contact us at (906) 932-3614. The office is open Mon. - Wed. from 8:00 =12:00 &12:30 - 4:30. Remember...Buy Michigan, stay local...spend local.


Gogebic Conservation District

Board Members

Sandy Lahtinen
David Harmon
Dan Perotti
Bob Fredrickson
Mary Powell
Marvin LaGrew




CONIFERS are planted for a variety of reasons, including windbreaks and shelterbelts, wildlife corridors, plantations and screens. Conifer seedlings are smaller and less expensive-a good choice for large plantings. The numbers listed after the tree name represent the age of the tree. The first number indicates the number of years spent in a seedling bed; the second, the number of years in a
transplant bed.

RED PINE; A tall symmetrical tree with long stiff needles. Moderate to fast growing on a good site. Prefers coarse, well-drained sandy-to-sandy loam soils; tolerates dry windy or rocky conditions. Full sunlight best, but can tolerate partial shade. Used for lumber, pulpwood, windbreaks, wildlife habitat and erosion control.

WHITE PINE; Michigan's "State Tree". A tall pyramidal tree with horizontal branches and medium length, soft needles. Moderate to fast growing on good site, prefers moist to somewhat poorly drained sandy loam to loamy clay soils. Can tolerate 25-75% shade. Use for timber, pulp, windbreak, Christmas trees, erosion control and wildlife cover.

WHITE SPRUCE; A medium sized erect tree with medium length, stiff needles, often clustered on top of the branches. Relatively slow growing. Prefers well drained to somewhat poorly drained sandy loam  to loamy clay soils. Can tolerate light conditions from full sunlight to partial shade. Used for lumber, windbreaks, Christmas trees and ornamentals.

BALSAM FIR: A medium sized tree with short, flat aromatic needles, which tend to be two-ranked on the branches. Prefers somewhat poorly drained sandy to sandy-loam soils, but will tolerate well-drained soil. Prefers sun, but tolerates shade. Mainly used for Christmas trees as needles do not shed quickly after cutting.


NORWAY SPRUCE; A tall pyramidal tree with short, stiff, dark green needles that point toward the end of the branch, limbs hang downward, giving tree a graceful drooping look. Moderately fast growing on a good site. Prefers well-drained sandy-to-sandy loam soil and full sunlight to nearly full shade.
Used for hedges and is an excellent windbreak and wildlife cover tree. Not native.

DOUGLAS FIR: A medium-sized tree with straight stems and conical crowns, extending to the ground. Grows well on most upland soils except those with high lime content in the topsoil. Is moderately shade-tolerant; moderately fast-growing; long lived.

BLUE SPRUCE: A medium size erect tree with  short, stiff silvery blue-green needles. Moderate growing, does well in wide range of soils from well drained to somewhat poorly drained sandy loam to loamy clay soils. Can tolerate light conditions from full sunlight to partial shade. Used for soil stabilization, windbreaks, ornamentals, Christmas trees and wildlife cover. NOT NATIVE TO MIDWEST




HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY; Grows to height of 6-10' - native shrub. Prefers good, well-drained soils with full sun to partial shade. Bears extremely handsome white flowers and bright red fruit. Excellent wildlife plant.

BLACK CHOKEBERRY: An attractive flowering shrub entirely different than Choke Cherry. Wetland preference but can tolerate drier sites. Reaches 6-10' and suckers profusely forming thickets. White flowers in May.

RED OSIER DOGWOOD: A red, many-stemmed shrub, growing 5-15' tall, highly adaptable to many soil types and does well even with it's roots in water. Provides valuable cover and food for many species of wildlife.

COMMON ELDERBERRY: At least 50 species of songbirds eat the red fruit of this many stemmed shrub which mature in July to September. It also provides


NANNYBERRY: Shrub or small tree grows to 30'. Small white flowers in upright clusters. 1/2" long, elliptical blue-black berries persist into winter and are often used as food by birds.

RED OAK: This native tree does well on moist and dry soils. Produces acorns for wildlife and the wood is used in flooring, furniture, and many other products.

  Grows best in moist to dry soil. This clone forming shrub grows to be 6-8' tall. Heart shaped leaves. Nuts eaten by squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, deer, grouse, turkey and pheasant.

AMERICAN MOUNTAIN ASH: Shrub or small tree grows to 20-40' in height. Small white flowers bloom May-June. Produces bright red berries 1/4" in diameter which are a favorite of many birds including ruffed grouse.




COMPASS/CHERRY PLUM: Prunus Americana-root stock. Standard tree, sweet variety, purple with red-medium inside. Used for canning, jams, and pies. Grows well in colder climates!


PINK SPIRES: Flowering crab. Standard Antanovka root stock-cold hardy to Zone 2. Rose pink blossoms. Reddish/Purple foliage. Fruit 1/2' purple/red

PRAIRIE FIRE FLOWERING CRABAPPLE: One of the most popular newer disease resistant varieties. Outstanding dark red, purple buds open to red purple blooms followed by maroon fruit.


NORTH STAR; (Tart Cherry): This ornamental tart cherry tree is smaller than other strains which makes it suitable for homes with limited space. Fruit is of a good quality with dark red flesh. Disease resistant & hardy.

METEOR CHERRY: Bears large tart cherries of very good quality. Vigorous, hardy and resistant to leaf spot.


MONTMORENCY: The best red tart cherry for home and commercial processing. Tree is medium vigor and semi-upright and propagated with virus fee buds.


HONEY CRISP: Semi-dwarf on B- 111  root stock. A real crowd pleaser. The fruit is large and the skin is 59-90% red over yellow background. The flesh is cream colored and exceptionally crisp and juicy with a sub-acid flavor. Ripens Sept-Oct.

HARALSON:-Semi-dwarf on M7 root stock. Best all purpose medium red apple. Bred to withstand the severe cold of Michigan winters. Performs all others in baking and keeps its good qualities for lengthy storage.



Old Home X Farmingdale rootstock—resistant to fireblight and pear decline.  Needtwo varieties for cross pollination

BARTLETT PEAR: Juicy, sweet, medium to small bright yellow fruit. Leading commercial variety for fresh and processing. Tree is very adaptable, vigorous, and productive and requires cross pollination.
LUCIOUS PEAR; Juicy, sweet, medium to small bright yellow fruit. Blooms early May. Tree Globe shaped. Glossy green foliage, red fall color. Fireblight resistant.



RED RASPBERRY/ BOYNE: Hardy & Dependable.  Developed in Canada where hardiness is most needed. Summer bearing, boyne has vigorous, heavy canes that produce large, high quality fruits. Bears about the same time as Latham. A long time favorite. Select #1 plants.

RED RASPBERRY/NOVA: The best raspberry for the sub-zero temps! Nearly thornless canes that grow vigorously. Bears fruit that is medium to large, firm, and bright red with outstanding full, sweet flavor. Cold tolerant. Select # 1 plants.


RED RASPBERRY /LATHAM: Our top seller! After many years Latham remains the most widely planted summer bearing red raspberry. Fruits are sweet and excellent for jams, jellies, fresh use and freezing. Outstanding yields and high quality berries. Select # 1 plants.


HONEOYE: A midseason variety with very large fruit. Bright glossy red, firm and deliciously sweet with a a high tolerance to fruit rots. Plants are large and hardy with good early runner protection and heavy yields.

(Harvest improves with cross-pollination of two or more varieties)

NORTHLAND: Fruit with firm flesh - bush about 4' high at maturity. Very productive and hardy. Usually 5 yrs before fully mature-will bear fruit each year to some degree. PATRIOT; Large berries - flavor is very good plant is upright, vigorous and hardy.

2 Year, #1 Bareroot Plants Hardy to -30°

SWENSON RED: One of the hardiest red grapes for short seasons. Ripen early up to 30 days before Concord. Excellent dessert quality FRONTENAC: One of the hardiest wine grapes Vigorous vines consistently produce abundant large clusters of small blue-black berries. Makes a full-bodied, high quality red wine with a cherry boquet. Exhibits good resistance to downy and powdery mildew. Ripens midseason.



PINK DIAMOND: Grows to 8'. Pink buds open to very large (12"x8") creamy white bloom clusters in late summer turning to bright pink. Makes an outstanding, long lasting display. (1 Yr. Antanovka root stock)

(Grown on their own roots offering exceptional cold hardiness. Recurrent blooming, fragrance, & disease resistance provide enjoyment all season long.) Pictures available at the district office.

CUTHBERT GRANT: Grows to 3' . Upright shrub, clusters of large (4"), semi-double dark red velvety flowers. Fragrant. Excellent resistance to mildew and blackspot. Recurrent blooming.

WINNEPEG PARKS: Grows to 3 1/2'. Clusters open to medium red fading to deep pink, slightly fragrant. 3" semi-double flowers recurrent during growing season. Densely branched growth habit. Selected as Winnipeg Park Department's Centennial Rose in 1993.


ALEXANDER MACKENZIE: Dark red, fragrant 2 1/2" double flowers in clusters of 5 to 10. Recurrent Bloomer, disease resistant. Upright, arching habit.

EASY ELEGANCE-PAINT THE TOWN: 2-3 ft shrub rose. (Rosa BAI town) Medium red color, ever blooming double 3.5" flower size

EASYELEGANCE-SNOWDRIFT: 3-4 ft. tall shrub rose-white (Rosa'BAl rift) recurrent bloom flower size very full-2".


CHARLES JOLY LILAC: Syringa Vulgaris-double flower. Magenta-purple buds. Earlier blooming French hybrids-fragrant 10'-12' tall x 8'-10' wide. Fragrant.

MME. LEMOINE LILAC; Syrnga Vulgaris-double white flower. 8-10 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide. Wide spreading: shape. Very fragrant.



SPIRAL TREE PROTECTORS: 3' (bird safe) - Protect your trees from rabbits and mice.

TERRA SORB ROOTING GEL: Prevents bareroot tree loss due to dry and dysfunctional roots.

TREE PLANTING BAR: Excellent tool used for planting seedlings. Approximately 7 pounds.