Plant Northern Michigan

Plant Northern Michigan


May 1 @ 10:00 am

Plant Northern Michigan

May 1, 2021-10-2 pm

The Conservation Resource Alliance is an awesome local nonprofit with a mission to reforest a large swath of northwest Lower Michigan. They’re currently participating in the Wild Roots Initiative, a pilot program that targets both public and private lands for native tree plantings.

After last year’s success with 600 seedlings, we’re going for a super ambitious goal of 1000 trees in the ground this year! We hope to help our forested riparian corridors and enhance our region’s health and climate resiliency. We’ll be doing the same COVID-safe pickup process as last year — walk, roll, or drive up to the Clubhouse for Team Orange to deliver your order.


WHY TREES?

Trees are a critical part of the climate solution. When we walk, bike, and roll more, we not only enjoy the shade and protection of trees, we’re helping them as a climate solution. By planting more trees, we are stepping into hero status!


HOW IT WORKS

Have a place close to home to plant a tree, or five? We have you covered.

    1. Request 1-5 trees through the form below — tree requests open April 6.
      1. If you’ll be requesting trees for a school or organization, use this separate page!
    2. On Saturday, May 1, plan to pick up your order at the Norte Clubhouse during Clubhouse hours (10-2 pm). All visitors must wear masks. If you’re driving, please remain in your car. If you bike or walk, please maintain socially distanced and follow the signage.
      1. We ask that you give us a rough estimate of when you’ll be stopping by, but a specific appointment time is not needed.
      2. As with last year, it’s likely that we’ll form a line. Walk or roll to get priority pick up!
    3. Pledge to plant your trees within 3 days of pick up.
    4. Celebrate! Share a photo of you and your tree(s).
    5. Take care of your tree(s).
      1. CRA Planting and Care Guide (PDF)
      2. CRA Seedling Species Guide
    6. Get on the map.

TREE SPECIES AVAILABLE

Take a look at what we currently have available on THIS SPREADSHEET. These species are well-suited for a variety of environments. We’ll try our best to get you the trees you request, but we ask that you be flexible if your first choice is not available.

  • Black Chokeberry
  • Nannyberry
  • Ninebark
  • Northern White Cedar
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Tulip Poplar
  • White Spruce
  • Yellow Birch
  • Shagbark Hickory

For more info, visit elgruponorte.org/plant-nomi.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) strongly recommends continued effort to stop the spread. The following steps need to be taken together for the best protection.
  • Health Check – Self-monitor and stay home if you’re feeling sick.
  • Wear a mask – Take it off when you eat or drink, then put it back on, even outside.
  • Physically Distanced – Keep six feet apart as much as you can.
  • Wash Hands – Wash hands regularly. 20 seconds with soap and water.

Norte also supports socializing outside in well-ventilated areas and getting a vaccine as soon as available.  If we all work together, we will beat this pandemic.