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
|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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
TREES AND SHRUBS FOR
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
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
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
COMMON ELDERBERRY: At least 50 species of songbirds eat
the red fruit of this many stemmed shrub which mature in July to September. It
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
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.
AMERICAN HAZELNUT: 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
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.
MAHALEB STANDARD ROOT STOCK ON ALL CHERRY TREES
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
METEOR CHERRY: Bears large tart
cherries of very good quality. Vigorous, hardy and resistant to leaf
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.
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
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
(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
||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
(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.
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
TREE PLANTING BAR: Excellent tool
used for planting seedlings. Approximately 7
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