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  1. 1. 2013 SEEDLING & CONSERVATION PRODUCTS CATALOG MISSAUKEECONSERVATION DISTRICT6180 W. Sanborn Road, Suite 3, Lake City, MI 49651 231.839.7193 www.missaukeecd.org Riley Brinks Northern Michigan Christian School
  2. 2. Table of Contents Determining Seedling Age You will notice seedling ages Animal Repellent…..…………..13 designated as 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, etc. Conifers……………………….….3-4 The first number indicates the Fruit……………………………..11-12 number of years the seedling was Hardwoods……..................…5-6 in a nursery bed; the second number indicates the years in a Mark Your Calendar…………..14 transplant bed. Add the two MAEAP Program………...…….17 numbers together to get the No-till Drill…………..……….…..15 seedling’s age. Order Form…………………...9-10 Transplants have been moved to Planting Aids…………………….13 a different bed where seedlings are spaced farther apart, thus Recycling…………..………...16, 18 giving them the advantage of a Shrubs………...…….……….…..7-8 greater root system and larger Wildflower Seeds...…….……...15 diameter stem. “Soil to Spoon” Poster Contest Each year Missaukee Conservation District offers K-12 students theopportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related naturalresource issues. Last year’s theme was “Soil to Spoon”. Where does our food comefrom? This is a question that many people ask and dont have theanswer. The Soil to Spoon education materials cover the connection ofour food back to the soil. Riley Brinks, a student at Northern Michigan Christian Schoolcreated the poster on the front cover. Cost Share Available Missaukee Conservation District has received a $2000donation from Forester Gary Long, to assist Missaukee Countyprivate land owners/managers with red pine reforestation.Eligibility requirements and other questions can be answered bycalling Missaukee Conservation District, 231.839.7193.Missaukee Conservation District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  3. 3. Missaukee Conservation District shall serve as a catalyst to promote the wise stewardship of natural resources, through education, planning and technical assistance.Missaukee Conservation District would like to thank you for your continuedsupport. Your purchase will help fund district programs along with providing acost effective way to purchase native seedlings, plants and seeds for planting onany size property. A few non-native, non-invasive, naturalized plants are alsooffered. Missaukee Conservation District appreciates your business, along withyour questions and concerns. Since 1949 we have been providing informationand non-biased technical assistance to private, non-industrial land managers. Conservation Districts are stand alone government entities who work withmany state and local agencies. There are 78 Conservation Districts state-widewith diverse, ever changing programs adapted to each county’s needs. Manydistricts and their programs can be seen on the web at www.macd.org. Missaukee Conservation District can be viewed online atwww.missaukeecd.org. Orders can be placed by mail, fax or phone.Yours in Conservation,  Larry Thompson, Chair  Eric Bisballe, Vice-Chair  Lance Lindwall, Secretary/Treasurer  Robert Haskin, Board Member  Jim Eisenga, Board Member  Robert Kmiec, Associate Director  Susan Schwager, Associate Director  Lyle Vanderwal, Associate Director  Sherry Blaszak, Executive Director  Chere Elenbaas, Administrative Assistant & Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Agent  Jodi Venema, MAEAP Technician  Jeff Fewless CTAI Technician  Jim Williams, District Conservationist  Sharcy Ray, Soil Conservationist  Kama Ross, Forester  Jon Hollingsworth, Recycling Educator & Lead Coordinator  Tom Knoerl, Assistant Recycling Coordinator  Shawn Quick, Assistant Recycling Coordinator  Beverly Lind, Earth Team Volunteer
  4. 4. ConifersAmerican Larch (Larix laricina) - Native. The only deciduous conifer. Grows well in groves, prefers moist soils or bogs, intolerant of salt and shade. Often grows with Black Spruce. Height: 40-70 feet, 100-150 years. Quantity: 5 10 25 50 100 Transplant (2-1, 8-14”) $15 $27 $45 $65 $105Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) - Native. One of the two native fir trees east of the Rocky Mountains (Fraser Fir, native to Appalachia is the other). An understory tree preferring moist, cool soil, shaded forests and bogs. Fragrant Christmas tree, holding needles longer than most. Height: 50-75 feet, 100-150 years. Quantity: 5 10 25 50 100 Transplant (2-1, 8-14”) $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Concolor Fir (Abies concolor) - Non-native. Also known as White Fir, this tree is gaining popularity as an ornamental. Soft needles grow up to 2” long. A favorite Christmas tree variety. Height: 50-150 feet, 200+ years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 Transplant (2-1, 8-14”) $15 $27 $45 $65 $105Pa Black Hills Spruce (Picea glauca var. “densata”) - N0n-native. Slowerg growing than the Norway spruce, but faster than blue. A tall conical shapee is great for privacy fences, living snow fences and wind breaks.3 Height to 20-40 feet, 40-80 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 6-12”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $200Blue Spruce (Picea pungens) - Non-native. Rich blue to blue-green needles. Prefers sandy loam soils, no frost pockets. Uses: Living screens, wildlife habitat, ornamental and Christmas trees. Height: 70-100 feet, 150-200 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 6-14”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $200 Transplant (2-1, 8-14”) $15 $27 $45 $65 $105 “Forest Management is Long-term Farming” Long Forestry Gary C. Long, Reg. Forester #614 1981 Nelson Road Merritt, MI 49667 Home/Office 231.328.4381 Mobile 231.590.8384 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. Psalms 24:1
  5. 5. Conifers, continued.Norway Spruce (Picea abies) - Non-native. Deep green needle, drooping branchlets, fastest growing of spruces in the U.S. Somewhat shade tolerant. Uses: windbreaks, wildlife cover, timber production, Christmas trees and ornamental. Height: 60-90 feet, 150-200 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 6-12”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $200 Transplant (2-1, 10”+) $15 $27 $45 $65 $110White Spruce (Picea glauca) - Native. Stiff dark bluish-green needles. Prefers sandy loam soils, tolerates some shade. Uses: Landscaping, reforestation and Christmas trees, as well as pulpwood and saw timber. Height: 60-100 feet, 175-200 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 6-12”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $200 Transplant (2-1, 10”+) $15 $27 $45 $65 $110Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) - Native. Transplants easily, grows well even on difficult or droughty sites. Uses: windbreak or cover on poorest lands. Height: 50- 60 feet, 100-150 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 P a Seedling (1-0, 6-10”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $90 $170 g eRed Pine (Pinus resinosa) - Native. Grows well in sandy soils, full sun 4 to light shade. Uses: windbreaks, ornamental, timber production and erosion control. Height: 60-100 feet, 150–200 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 4-6”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $170White Pine (Pinus strobus) - Native. Michigan’s state tree. Full sun to medium shade; adapts to many soil types. Plant in medium shade to prevent white pine weevil damage. Uses: ornamental, windbreaks, timber production, wildlife cover. Height: 80-100 feet, 200-250 years. Quantity 5 10 25 50 100 500 1000 Seedling (2-0, 5-10”) $5 $9 $18 $25 $35 $115 $170 Buyers of Red Pine Pole Timber Leaders in Red Pine Management 6151 Gerwoude Drive, McBain, MI 49657 Phone: 231.825.2233, Fax 231.825.2107 Contact:Jess Rolston, General Manager Tony Furlich, Forester Tony Hitch, Forester
  6. 6. HardwoodsAmerican Beech (Fagus americana) - Native. Grows in well drained moist soils and bottomlands, shade tolerant. Commonly grows in mixed hardwood stands with Oak and Maple. Valuable wood product used in furniture and flooring. Produces beech-nuts benefiting wildlife. Height 60-80 feet, 150-200 years. Quantity 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedling (1-0, 12-18”) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) - Native. Once nearly eradicated by chestnut blight and currently on Michigan’s endangered species list, these trees are being replanted in an attempt to propagate them once more. The wood was valued for fence posts, construction lumber and furniture, and the nuts valued for human and wildlife consumption. Let’s see if we can reinstate this once nearly-extinct species. Trees are sold in a package of five to help ensure cross-pollination and survival. Grows best in well drained non–acidic, sandy soil. Height to 80 feet, 25-50 years. Five Seedlings 10”+ $15.00P Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) - Native. Prefers well drained,a sandy to loamy and clay loam soils, fast growing choice timber species.ge Used as ornamental in spacious areas, timber production, plus wildlife5 food and cover. Height: 60-80 feet, 100-150 years. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedling (1-0, 1-2’) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Redbud (Cercus canadensis) - Native. Dark lavender flowers emerge di- rectly from stems, branches and a multi-stemmed trunk. An undercover, woodland edge small tree/shrub preferring fertile, deep loam soil that is moist and well drained. 2-3” seed pods are enjoyed by winter birds. Height: 20-30 feet, up to 35 years. Quantity 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedling (1-0, 12-18”) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Sugar Maple (Acer saccharinum Linnaeus) - Native. A popular native tree, but does not do well in constricted residential areas. Well known for its shade and sap, 41 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup. Also known as hard maple and used for furniture, floors and cabinets. Leaves break down quickly making excellent organic matter. Height: 50-70 feet, 150-200 years. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings (2-0, 18-24”) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100
  7. 7. Hardwoods, continuedWhite Birch (Betula papyrifera) - Native. Also known as canoe or paper birch. Prefers rich, moist soils of swamps and river borders, but is commonly found growing on fairly dry sandy sites. Used for pulpwood, fuel wood, toothpicks and novelties. Fast growing. Height: 40-60 feet, 80-100 years. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings (1-0, 1-2’) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100White Oak (Quercus alba)-Native. Prefers sandy to loamy, well-drained soils, fast growing choice timber species. Ornamental for spacious areas. Important for timber production. Supplies acorns for wildlife. Acorn size is relevant to growing conditions. Height: 60-80 feet, 100-300 years. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings (2-0, 12-18”) $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100 Planting Instructions1. Weed control is the most important measure to take to ensure survival and growth of your seedlings. The best way to control weeds or sod is to “scalp” the top two inches of soil and vegetation in an area two feet around P the seedling. Herbicides can also be used (as directed on the label) or you a can till the area. g e2. During planting, keep the roots in a bucket of moist moss, paper or burlap. Do not soak them in water. Extended soaking can cause the roots 6 to rot. Remove one tree at a time so as not to dry out the roots.3. Insert a planting bar or shovel and work back and forth to create a hole big enough for planting.4. Place the seedling in the hole at about the same depth it stood in the nursery (look for visible soil mark). Make sure roots are in a natural, uncurled position (make certain that the planting hole is deep and large enough). Cut the roots to about eight inches if needed, but do not break them off.5. Firm the soil around the seedling to prevent the roots drying out.6. If available, water should be used to wash soil around the roots to eliminate air pockets. MG McBain Grain Company Farm & Home Feed, Seed, Grain, Lime Custom Blended Fertilizer Footwear and Clothing Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-12 111 Maple Street 231-825-2172 McBain, MI 49657 231-825-8291 Bruce Taylor Fax 231-825-9811
  8. 8. ShrubsAmerican Hazelnut (Corylus americana) - Native. Will grow in difficult areas or dry sites. Full sun to understory, the more sun the bigger and stronger the bush. Produces a tasty, edible nut if you can beat the squirrels, chipmunks, ruffed grouse, pheasant, hairy woodpeckers and blue jays to the harvest. Nut has a fringed, papery husk. Planting should take place in a naturalized area; not for the groomed lawn, as it is thicket forming. Creates a great barrier or windbreak. Height: 8-12 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 12-18”. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) - Native. Very much like the American Hazelnut except for a horn shaped husk on the nut. The nut is slightly smaller. Height: 8-15 feet. Seedling: 2-0, 18-24”. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) – Non-native. Beautiful, fragrant lavender flowers in spring. Prefers full sun, sandy loam soil. UprightP spreading shrub. Height: 5-15 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 1-2’.ag Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100e Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $1007 Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) - Native. Upright tall shrub with glossy red fruit clusters. Berries wont go well with your holi- day turkey, but are popular with wildlife. Prefers open sunlight to light shade with well drained, moist soils. Height: 6-15 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 1-2’. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)- Native. A spreading shrub great for living snow fences featuring white flowers and white berries. Twigs turn red in winter. Prefers full sun to moderate shade, moist soil. Height: 7 to 9 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 1-2’. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100 Send your e-mail to sherry.blaszak@macd.org or chere.elenbaas@macd.org and we will keep you up to date with current activities and information without sharing your e-mail or information.
  9. 9. Shrubs, continuedSteeplebush Spirea (Spirea tomentosa) - Native. Grows to up to four feet high, and prefers moist to wet soil and full sun. Individual pink flowers which bloom July-September are about 1/16 of an inch wide and are arranged in narrow, pyramid-shaped clusters that can be up to eight inches long. Butterflies and other nectar-feeding insects find the flowers highly attractive. The flowers are followed by small, dry, brown fruit. Height: 2-4 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 12-18”. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100Sand Cherry (Prunus pumilla) - Native. A low shrub common in dunes and open sandy areas serving as a sand stabilizer. The edible plump cherries are slightly smaller than a sweet cherry, maturing to a deep blackish purple. A favorite for wildlife, sweet but can be astringent tasting; but suitable for jams and jellies. Height: 2-4 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 1-2’. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100 Vines P aAmerican Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) - Native. A deciduous g e climber in flower from July to August. It is noted for attracting 8 wildlife. Prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Rich soils in dense moist thickets, woods and along river banks. Grows in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. Protected under Michigan’s “Christmas Tree Law”. Plants are single sex, Male vine is required for pollination. Can be invasive if not kept under control. Seedling: 2-0, 12-18”. Quantity: 3 5 10 25 50 100 Seedlings $8 $11 $20 $36 $65 $100
  10. 10. Missaukee Conservation District-Spring 2013 Spring Seedling and Conservation Product Catalog Order FormOrder Deadline: April 19, 2013 Seedling Pick up: April 26, 9 am-5 pm & April 27, 9 am-1 pm Quantity Species/Item Cost 100 Example: Red Pine 2-0 35.00 Subtotal
  11. 11. Fruit American Crabapple - (Malus coronaria) - Also know as Sweet Crabapple because of its sweet aroma; the taste is very bitter. A good pollinator for apple trees due to its long bloom period. Can have white or pink blooms. Height: 6-14 feet. Seedling: 2-0, 12-18”. Quantity: 3 5 10 Seedling $9 $13 $20 Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) - Native. Creamy white flower mid-summer give way to 3-6” clusters of black fruit. The fruit is sought after by wildlife and man. Nutraceuticals in the fruit improve the immune system to help fight off viruses. Height: 8-10 feet. Seedling: 1-0, 12-18”. Quantity: 3 5 10 Seedling $9 $13 $20 Cavendish Strawberry (Fragaria×ananassa Duchesne)- Cold hearty variety, created in Nova Scotia. A June bearing plant, producing for extended periods of time with heavy yields of rich tasting berries. Red stele and verticulum wilt resistant and black root rot tolerant. Quantity: 25 50 100 Bare root plants $10 $17 $32P a Allstar Strawberry Bears in late June, early July and produces berriesg as large as plums. Frost resistant. Big, firm, sweet and juicy. e Quantity: 25 50 10011 Bare root plants $10 $17 $32 Mary Washington Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis “Mary Washington”) - An old, tried and true, tasty variety. Spears are strong, thick and tender with tight heads. Prefers 7.0 ph acidic soil. Plant 10 roots per person for your household, 15 if canning or freezing. 1 year roots. Quantity: 10 25 50 Transplants $10 $20 $38 Jersey Knight Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) - An all-male variety yielding the highest quality spears of the Jersey hybrids. Jersey Knight is highly resistant to rust, Fusarium, root rot, crown rot and Cercospora. 1 year roots. Quantity: 10 25 50 Transplants $10 $20 $38 Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) - Native. A valued food for most birds, opossum, raccoons and squirrels, but provides minimal cover. Can be grown in full sun or as an under story tree. Prefers moist well drained fertile soil and will survive flooding a full year. Grows well with Maple, Ashes, Dogwoods and Hawthorns. Height 15-70 feet, 125 years. Quantity: 3 5 10 Seedling $9 $13 $20
  12. 12. Fruit, continuedApple Packet - Three varieties are packaged together - Wolf River, Macoun and Staybrite varieties are 5/8” caliper, 4-5’ tall trees. Mature height about 18 feet. Root stock is Bud118. A hearty root stock recommended on dry, sandy or clay soils in lower temperature climates. Four 4-5’ trees $72.00 Two 4-5’ trees $43.00Pear Packet– Set of three pear trees - Packaged together are 2 Bartlett and 1 Bosc, 5/8” caliper, 4-5’ tall trees. Root stock OHxF 97. Mature height 10-18 feet. Three 4-5’ trees for $55.00Montmorency Cherry Tree - A self-fertile sour cherry tree popular for pies and preserves. The medium large fruit is bright red with firm, yellow flesh and clear juice. Ripens early. A hybrid between sweet cherry x nanking cherry, P. tomentosa. 5/8” caliper trees, 4-5’ tall. Rootstock Mahaleb. Two 4-5’ trees for 43.00 Tree wraps are included with apple, pear and cherry trees and available for purchase. P Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries a g Will be available for purchase during the seedling sale. e 3 year canes, fruit bearing, gallon pots for only $7.25 12 BMG Gardens is attending with their fruit assortments. New Product Rose Chafer Control Product is on page 13 and more are available. Call 231.839.7193 to inquire. Providing professional forest management options with results second to none. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your woodlands. References and job tours available upon request. Tony Fox, State Registered Forester #984 Mobile 231.429.1609 Fax 231.328.5896 tonyfox15@gmail.com
  13. 13. Planting Aids Fertilizer Tablets - Supplies all the nitrogen, phosphorus and potash needed by seedlings for two years. Also contains calcium, sulfur and iron. Releases greater amounts of nutrients during growing season; very little during cool, dormant season. 25 tablets $6.00 50 tablets $9.00 100 tablets $14.00 Marking Flags - Fluorescent pink flags to mark your seedlings; keep them safe from snowmobiles, lawnmowers, etc. 4” x 5” flag on a 18” wire stake. 20¢ each Terra-Sorb - Super-concentrated materials that absorb and store water, releasing it to plant roots on demand for increased survival and growth. Particles last up to 5 years in the soil. Great for potted plants. One ounce will treat about 900 seedlings. 1 oz. $3.00 3 oz. $7.50 8 oz. $15.00 Aluminum Tree Tags – These convenient tags can be written on with pencil, pen or any pointed instrument. The embossed mark will stay visible through weather, dirt, grease and pitch. Size is 1” x 4” with a 9” wire. 10 for $3.00 25 for $5.00 Topographical Maps - Contour lines show elevation of the land. Also shows streets, streams, wooded areas and more. An excellentP resource for those of you who really need to know the lay of the land.ag Please include township, section and address of map area desired.e $5.o0 each13 Tree Wraps - Protect your trees from frost crack and girdling from those pesky critters. Stands 36” tall to stay above the snowline. $2.00 each Plantskydd Animal Repellent - Proven effective for up to six months. With a base of vegetable fat to bind blood meal to your plant, the unpleasant odor repels animals for months. Requires a 24 hour set period with no precipitation. Spray Quart Bottle $22.00 5 Quart Refill $45.00 1 lb. Soluble Powder $19.95 7 lb. Shaker Bag $45.00 Natural Insect Controls Rose Chafer Traps - A reusable trap that lures beetles with a rose scent. When the trap is full, add soapy water to kill the beetles still alive and dispose of. Kit $32.00 Replacement Lure $8.00 Mosquito Barrier - Guaranteed to keep mosquitos at bay if used correctly. 99.3% garlic which is toxic to mosquitos will repel them for days but becomes odorless to people in a few hours. Quart concentrate covers 1.25 acres. Quart $25 Gallon $80 There is more available. Call 231.839.7193 to inquire.
  14. 14. Mark Your Calendar More information will be available at www.missaukeecd.org or call 231.839.7193February 18 Annual Dinner, Director Election & Beef Raffle Drawing Where: Timber Wolf Lake Camp Speaker: “Exploring Lake Superior” with Joanie McGuffin, world traveler, photographer, and author Tickets: Adult $20 and Children 10 & under $10 Time: 5:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. by February 11, 2013 Door Prizes and Awards…….Fun for all!!!!!!!! Remember to purchase your raffle tickets!!!April 26 and 27 Spring Seedling Sale Where: Missaukee County Road Commission Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Friday) and 1 pm (Saturday) Place your order early. Quantities are limited on many varieties Special small fruit sale …. purchase raspberries, blueberries & strawberries ONLY $7.25 per gallon pot Determining Goals for Your Property - April 27 Where: Missaukee County Road Commission Time: 10:00 am Qualified Forest Program Updates - April 27 P Where: Missaukee County Road Commission a g Time: 11:00 am eJune 1 14 Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Tire Collection Where: Missaukee County Road Commission Time: 9 am—1 pmJune 26 Pollinator Celebration & Native Plant Sale Where: Missaukee County Offices Time: 10 am Workshop: Pest Management in Your Gardens Children’s activities and crafts Susan L. Vignola, DDS Lake City Family Dentistry 213 Canal Street (231) 839-2630 Lake City, MI 49651
  15. 15. Outreach Forester Provides Free Landowner Assistance Wexford Conservation District recently hired Kama Ross to work as an OutreachForester. This position, funded by a 3-year Michigan Department of Agriculture andRural Development grant, is intended to encourage and enable Missaukee andWexford Counties landowners to actively manage their woodlands. In-office andon-site assistance is provided at no cost to landowners in both counties and mayinclude: 1) Identification of forest diseases and insects and control options, 2)Adviceon the selection and planting of trees and shrubs for reforestation, 3) Windbreaksand wildlife habitat enhancement, 4) Information on state and federal forestrycost-share programs, 5) Recommendations for improving woodlots for timberproduction and 6) Wildlife habitat or recreation. Referrals to qualified forestry consultants for in-depth management plans andrecommended timber harvesting will aid landowners in implementing sound forestmanagement practices. To find out more about these free services contact Kama at the WexfordConservation District, 231.775.7681, ext. 3 or email her at kama.ross@macd.org. No-till Drill RentalP Missaukee Conservation District 231.839.7193a Drill Descriptionge John Deere 1590 No-till Drill 15 feet wide with 7.5” spacing1 Has 4 tires so there is no draw bar weight5 Grass Seed Box for Alfalfa, Little Bluestem, Big Bluestem, Indian Grass Regular Grain Box for clover, timothy, wheat, rye, soybeans & other large seed Road Requirements: Can be towed with a 3/4 ton pickup; road width is 16’ Location: Voelker Implement Sales, Inc., 4363 S. Morey, Lake City Cost: Rental fee of $100 per day or $15 per acre whichever is greater Potential Uses: Designed for the large farm with many acres to plant Tractor Needs: It typically requires a 100 HP tractor w/dual hydraulics Schedule: Call Voelker Implement Sales, Inc. 231.839.8660 Drill made possible through a partnership with Missaukee Conservation District, Fremont Area Community Foundation Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund, and Voelker Implement Sales, Inc. $5 Donation will get you…..A Native Wildflower Seed Packet with up to 200+ seeds $25 Donation will get you….. 10 Native Wildflower Seed Packets to plant a garden Many varieties available!!!
  16. 16. Missaukee County Recycling Center Saturdays, 9 am—1 pm Wednesdays, 9 am - 5 pm Materials Accepted Newspapers Egg Cartons Magazines Cell phones & i-pods Junk Mail Inkjet & laser cartridges Boxboard & Corrugated Cardboard Laptop computers #1 & #2 Plastic - jug shaped Any handheld device including DVD’s, CD’s (including cases) electronic cables and cords Plastic Shopping Bags Large appliances (certificate of Freon Aluminum removed required) Tin & Steel Vinyl siding Operation of the recycling center is possible because of community volunteers, Missaukee County officials and taxpayers, Missaukee County Sheriff Department trustees and a USDA Rural Development Solid Waste Management Grant. -Missaukee Conservation District is an equal opportunity provider and employer- Order Your Tickets! Missaukee Conservation District Raffle First Prize: 1/2 Beef, weight approx. 350# P a Second Prize: 1/4 Beef, weight approx. 174# g Third Prize: $250 eProceeds going to Missaukee Conservation District Programs 16Drawing Monday, February, 18, 2013, 7:30 pm at: Timber Wolf Lodge 4909 N Morey Road Lake City, MI 49651 Tickets: $5 each Raffle License #15031 The following businesses have tickets available for sale: Ebels, A&L Trading Post, Hopkins Creek Outfitters, McBain Grain, Falmouth Co-op, and Northside Restaurant Maximum 5000 Tickets sold Call 231.839.7193 or log onto www.missaukeecd.org for more information Your Up North JOHN DEERE Dealer LAKE CITY, MICHIGAN 231-839-8660
  17. 17. Working With the Farming Community MAEAP stands for Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. That’s a mouthful, but what does that really mean? It’s a voluntary, proactive program designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process: 1) education 2) farm specific risk assessment and 3) on-farm verification that ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices. The programs three systems — Cropping, Farmstead and Livestock — each examine different aspects of the farm. After becoming MAEAP verified, a farm can display a MAEAP sign signifying that MAEAP partners recognize the farm is environmentally assured. Jodi Venema is our MAEAP Technician. She is the person that farmers in Missaukee, Crawford, Wexford, and Kalkaska Counties contact to start the process. She meets them, finds out what their goals are and starts the risk assessment process which hopefully leads to verification. Jodi may be contacted at the Missaukee Conservation District, 231.839.7193 or jodi.venema@macd.org.Page17 Soil Conservation...Not a new idea, as seen in this 1959 stamp, but one that is essential to the business of making a living from the land. Soil Conservation is the only way which we may have permanently productive land, for a permanent agriculture, to support a permanent nation. Falmouth Co-op employs certified agronomists’ - educated to help you keep your soil strong and productive.
  18. 18. 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Who: Missaukee County Residents and landowners When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Where: Missaukee County Road Commission 1199 N. Morey Road Lake City, MI 49651 For more information, call 231.839.7193, log onto www.missaukeecd.org or watch for new releases.Household hazardous waste is material that, if disposed of incorrectly,can cause environmental damage by contaminating ground and surfacewaters, threatening human health and wildlife.Disposing of these products in storm drains allows these materials toenter surface waters untreated. Pouring on the ground leads to potentialgroundwater (drinking water) contamination. These wastes should notbe thrown in the trash; liquid wastes are not allowed in Michiganlandfills.The dangers of such disposal methods may not be immediately obvious,but certain types of household hazardous waste have the potential tocause physical injury to sanitation workers; contaminate septic tanksor wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains and toilets; P aand present hazards to children and pets if left around the house. g ePlease use a product completely, give the remainder to neighbors, or 18take it to the HHW Collection Site during collection hours. Emptycontainers can be recycled or disposed of in normal household trash. Acceptable Materials (partial list)Automotive Products & Fuels CleanersPaint Products—No latex paint BatteriesYard & Garden Products ElectronicsTires (7 per household) BMG Gardens Support your local small fruit nursery!!!!!! Several Varieties of Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry Plants Gallon pots……..Special Pricing $7.25 each Plants will be available at the Seedling Sale April 26 & 27 231 Union Street Phone: 231.839.8173 Lake City, MI 49651 Or 231.429.9754
  19. 19. Missaukee Conservation District U.S. Postage Paid Lake City, MI 6180 W. Sanborn Road, Suite 3 49651 Lake City, MI 49651 Non-Profit Org. Permit #20 www.missaukeecd.orgSeedling Catalog Order Deadline, April 19, 2013Pick up Dates:April 26, 9 am - 5 pm & April 27, 9 am—1 pmWorkshops April 27 @ 10 am CURRENT RESIDENT OR