Tree Sale 2024

Check out our awesome selection of native tree and shrub seedlings – an expanded selection since last year! Our tree sale funds go to supporting conservation programs and education while reforesting Van Buren County with native plants. Landscape knowing you are making a difference and knowing you are using good native plants! 

Important Information:

  1. Online and mailed in tree orders (download form here) are due Sunday March 31, 2024.
  2. All pre-orders are pickup only on April 11, 12, and 13; there is no option for shipping seedlings.
  3. Pre-order Pickup and Day-of Sale Dates: April 11, 12, and 13, 2024.
  4. Two Locations for Pre-order Pickup and Day-of Sales:
    1. Van Buren Conservation District Office | 1035 E Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079
    2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum | 903 S Bailey Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
  5. Seedlings are bare-root and sold in bundles of 5, 10, and 25. Seedling size, descriptions, natural range, and water and soil needs are all listed in their descriptions. Contact us for help finding the right seedlings for you!

Contact us at 269-657-4030 x5 or at info@vanburencd.org with questions

Plant care instructions: general instructions, instructions for dune grasspawpaws, and eastern redbuds

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  • American Witch-HazelAmerican Witch-Hazel Quick View
    • American Witch-HazelAmerican Witch-Hazel Quick View
    • American Witch-Hazel

    • $19.00$48.00
    • Rated 0 out of 5
    • Native to Van Buren County Attracts wildlife Produces nuts Good for privacy Requires cross-pollination Deer tolerant   Height: 10ft-18ft Spread: 10ft-18ft Water Needs: Medium to Wet Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay Growth Rate: Medium
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  • PawpawPawpaw Quick View
    • PawpawPawpaw Quick View
    • Pawpaw

    • $19.00$48.00
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    • Native to Van Buren County Origin of the name of the town of Paw Paw Requires cross-pollination Natively grow in lowlands and riparian areas Deep purple flowers appear before leaves Large fruits often called “custard apples” Seedling height: 12"-18" Height: 15ft-30ft Spread: 15ft-30ft Water Needs: Medium to Wet Soil Needs: Sand, Loam Growth Rate: Medium
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  • American PlumAmerican Plum Quick View
    • American PlumAmerican Plum Quick View
    • American Plum

    • $19.00$48.00
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    • Can form as small tree or shrub Attracts wildlife Produces edible fruit Good for privacy Requires cross pollination White flowers in spring Yellow-red fruit in early summer Seedling height: 12"-18" Height: 15ft-25ft Spread: 15ft-25ft Water Needs: Dry to Medium Soil Needs: Sand, Loam Growth Rate: Medium
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  • White SpruceWhite Spruce Quick View
    • White SpruceWhite Spruce Quick View
    • White Spruce

    • $13.00$53.50
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    • Native to Michigan Grows naturally in wetlands and thickets Good Christmas tree Crushed needles may have an unpleasant scent Self Pruning Deer Tolerant Seedling height: 9"-15" Height: 40ft-60ft Spread: 20ft-60ft Water Needs: Medium to Wet Soil Needs: Sandy, Loam, Clay Growth Rate: Slow
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  • Donate Quick View
  • Red Osier DogwoodRed Osier Dogwood Quick View
    • Red Osier DogwoodRed Osier Dogwood Quick View
    • Red Osier Dogwood

    • $19.00$48.00
    • Rated 0 out of 5
    • Native to Van Buren County Forms Shrub Distinctive red bark Showy purple-red fall color Early white flowers Deer tolerant Seedling height: 12"-18" Height: 5ft-10ft Spread: 5ft-10ft Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Wet Soil Needs: Loam, Clay Growth Rate: Fast
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  • Common LilacCommon Lilac Quick View
    • Common LilacCommon Lilac Quick View
    • Common Lilac

    • $19.00$48.00
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    • Form shrub Attracts pollinators Sweet smelling light purple flowers Attractive light green leaves Popular ornamental Deer tolerant Walnut tolerant Seedling height: 6"-12" Height: 8ft-15ft Spread: 6ft-12ft Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay Growth Rate: Medium
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  • Black CherryBlack Cherry Quick View
    • Black CherryBlack Cherry Quick View
    • Black Cherry

    • $19.00$48.00
    • Rated 0 out of 5
    • Native to Michigan Tolerant of black walnut High-Value lumber Good for wildlife Good for pollinator Mildly shade-tolerant when young, becoming intolerant Common understory tree in Michigan Seedling height: 12"-18" Height: 50ft-80ft Spread: 15ft-25ft Water Needs: Medium-dry to Medium-Wet Soil Needs: Sandy-loam to loam Growth Rate: Fast
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  • Jack PineJack Pine Quick View
    • Jack PineJack Pine Quick View
    • Jack Pine

    • $13.00$33.50
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    • Native to Michigan Good for wildlife cover and food Good for windbreaks Good for reforestation Self Pruning Deer tolerant Currently favored for plantation lumber Seedling height: 6"-14" Height: 70ft-80ft Spread: 15ft-30ft Water Needs: Dry to Medium Soil Needs: Sand, Loam Growth Rate: Fast
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  • Winterberry (Michigan Holly)Winterberry (Michigan Holly) Quick View
    • Winterberry (Michigan Holly)Winterberry (Michigan Holly) Quick View
    • Winterberry (Michigan Holly)

    • $19.00$48.00
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    • Native to Van Buren County Attracts birds Useful for hedging and rain gardens Showy red berries retained through winter Good for wet or boggy areas Must have both male and female plants to produce berries Seedling height: 6"-12" Height: 3ft - 12ft Spread: 3ft - 12ft Water Needs: medium to wet Soil Needs: sandy to clay Growth Rate: medium to…
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