Contact: Gerard Santoro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2019
Green Macomb sells a record 20,000 trees and plants during annual sale
Limited stock available for purchase at Dodge Park this weekend
Macomb County Planning and Economic Development and the Blue Water Conservation District have announced record sales for the Green Macomb tree and plant sale pre-order period. All told, more than 20,000 bare root trees, fruit trees and flowering shrubs were ordered as well as fruit and vegetable plants.
"We are thrilled with the public response and the results of the sale so far," said Gerard Santoro, program manager for Macomb County Land and Water Resources, which administers the Green Macomb program. "With so many trees and plants purchased, we know that we are well on our way to reaching our multiple years goal of doubling the tree canopy in the county."/p>
Individuals that purchased product during the pre-sale period will be able to pick up their orders at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights during the in-person tree and plant sale from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 or from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. A limited stock of hard woods, fruit trees, evergreens and flowering shrubs will also be available for purchase at that time. Prices range from $5 to $20 while supplies last.
"Purchasing plants at the in-person sale is a great opportunity for folks that weren't able to take part in the pre-sale period," said Santoro. "We still have a good amount of stock available, so we encourage anyone interested in gardening or sprucing up a yard for summer to come by and check it out."/p>
Representatives from MSU Extension and the Blue Water Conservation District will also be on site at the sale to answer questions./p>
"We are thrilled that the city of Sterling Heights has offered the use of the Farmers Market Pavilion for the sale in Dodge Park," said Santoro. "We're also excited that individuals from MSU-E and the Blue Water Conservation District will on hand, as they are a great resource for visitors who might need planting guidance or tree care advice. So if you're uncertain about your ability to successfully plant and grow greenery, these people can help you."/p>
Since the sale began two years ago, more than 40,000 trees and plants have been purchased by residents, businesses and communities throughout Macomb County. For more information on the tree and plant sale, visit the Green Macomb website.
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