Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

2017        

Spring     

Tree        

Sale        

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here!


                                   We offer trees and shrubs as bare root seedlings in different bundle sizes. Fruit trees are larger bare root seedlings and sold individually. There is no shipping on seedlings, rain barrels, composters, or other supplies, they must be picked up. We can ship books separately if you call the office to make arrangements.

All seedlings are to be picked up either Friday, April 21st between 3pm in the afternoon until 8pm in the evening, or, Saturday, April 22nd between 9am and 12 noon.

The pickup location is the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 Old US 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

The deadline to place an order is April 7th, 2017

Quantities are limited and subject to availability from nursery. There will be seedlings available for sale at time of pick up for cash and carry.

There are several ways to place an order:

1. Call and have an order form sent to you and return it to us by mail. 269-471-9111 x3

2. Pick Up/Drop Off forms in our office. 3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

3. Print Order form and mail in. See button below.

4. Order On-line. Click on "Store" in the above task bar or below in the button.


Note: Berrien Conservation District cannot guarantee stock once it leaves the premises or is left beyond the Saturday pick-up date. Our liability for the viability of plant material ceases when plants are picked up. All orders are subject to a 6% MI Sales Tax, unless exempt (exempt forms available). Trees/shrubs sold for reforestation, erosion control, windbreaks, wildlife, beautification, or landscaping are considered real estate improvement and are subject to State Sales Tax. Orders are filled on a first come/first served basis. Quantities are limited. It is unlawful for these trees and shrubs to be resold with roots attached, in accordance with the Insect Pest & Plant Disease Act, P.A. 189 of 1931, as amended. All Conservation district programs are offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap. We work in partnership with Natural Resource’s Conservation Service, USDA. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider & lender. Thank you for supporting reforestation efforts and supporting our fundraiser.

Local farmers finding ways to make crops and environment 'greener' by adding Water Control Structures to their drain tile. 


The Berrien Conservation District was very excited to invite WSBT's Danielle Kennedy out to interview Patrick Freehling of Baroda on Water Control Structures and their benefits to crop production and water quality!  Click on the link to view the interview:  (click on the white circle in the center of the corn to start the video after clicking the link)


http://wsbt.com/news/local/local-farmers-finding-ways-to-make-crops-and-environment-greener

         Contact us to learn more about Drain Tile Water Control Structures and how to receive financial assistance to install them.
The Regular Monthly Board Meeting for March will be held Monday, March 13th at 12 noon
New 2017 Berrien County Plat Books are available at our office!

The Hunting Access Program (HAP) is now accepting new properties.  A minimum of 40 acres with 20% in grassland, wetland, or forested habitat.   Rates are per acre, based on type of habitat.  
Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement may be available.

For more information visit www.Michigan.gov/hap or contact Nancy at 269-471-9111 x3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us at:

3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111  ext. 3

email: [email protected]

We are housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in the USDA Service Center Building.  Our Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of our business, personnel may not be available during normal business hours as farm visits, workshops, training, or other may take us out of the office.  To ensure service please call ahead.

 

Mission Statement

The Berrien Conservation District's mission is to promote the protection and improvement of Berrien County's natural resources through partnerships, education, reforestation, ground and surface water protection, and soil erosion control measures.