CRA is turning Cyber Monday (Nov. 28th) Green with an opportunity for YOU to participate in our Wild Roots Landowner Program!

The Wild Roots program incorporates natural “green” infrastructure in our watershed restoration projects and in local public and private land across our service area. We are helping landowners grow trees and shrubs that thrive naturally in northern Michigan – and with help from our conservation district partners, getting the right trees in the right places. Through this Green Cyber Monday Deal, we are excited to again partner with area conservation districts in our united efforts to help local landowners improve & preserve their land.

Whats new? 
This This year, Wild Roots participants can purchase a discounted package of 25 Miracle Tube Tree Protectors, and will receive a $50 voucher to purchase any native tree and/or shrub species from participating conservation districts. Participants will be able to use the voucher at the conservation district’s 2023 Spring Seedling Sale.

Ordering Details: 
All orders will be through CRA’s Website. The voucher and tree tube packages may be purchased through the following conservation districts:

  • Antrim Conservation District
  • Benzie Conservation District
  • Grand Traverse Conservation District
  • Kalkaska Conservation District
  • Leelanau Conservation District
  • Manistee Conservation District
  • Mason-Lake Conservation District (Mason County)
  • Mason-Lake Conservation District (Lake County)

You reserve the Miracle Tube Tree Protectors this fall/winter (hurry, supplies are limited) and use your voucher in late winter/early-spring (February-March) to reserve any native tree and/or shrub species available through your local conservation district’s 2023 spring seedling sale. NOTE: the $50 voucher will correspond to the specific conservation district’s 2023 Spring Seedling Sale that you selected when purchasing the Miracle Tube Tree Protectors.

Just prior to the date the conservation districts start taking orders for their 2023 Spring Seedling Sale, we’ll send you a reminder email to use your voucher as well as updated seedling sale information. Remember that the $50 voucher is ONLY good for the purchase of native trees and/or shrubs from the conservation district’s 2023 Spring Seedling Sale.

Miracle Tube orders today will be picked up at the respective conservation district pick-up location during their normal Spring Seedling Sale pick-up event where you will also pick up the native tree and/or shrub seedlings that you reserved with you voucher.

Package Includes: 

  • 25 Miracle Tube Tree Protectors (60 inches in length, tube diameters range from 3.5”-4.75”)
  • 2 reusable zip ties and bird netting for each tube
  • $50 worth of native seedlings at your chosen Conservation District’s Spring Seedling Sale*  
  • Packages do not include stakes. Hardwood stakes are recommended

*Voucher will be in the form of your confirmation email*  The 4-digit confirmation code will serve as your voucher number.  For orders with multiple packages, the confirmation code/voucher number will be worth $50 multiplied by the number of packages ordered.

For more info regarding the Miracle Tubes visit https://www.treepro.com/miracle-tube-tree-shelters

For questions, please contact Michael Seefried by email at michael@rivercare.org.

Also available on the the CRA online store: 
Free Invasive Species Survey- Hemlock woolly adelgid

Hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive species, is trying to move northward in Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline. It is currently in Mason County and the Mason-Lake Conservation District is working hard to contain it. They are partnering with Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and The Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area to do surveys on private lands during the winter months for this little bug. The lakeshore counties from Oceana up to the bridge are those where the survey work is focused.

Add the Survey to your cart with the purchase of your tree tubes and voucher to be contacted to set up the survey or contact the Mason-Lake Conservation District directly at (231) 757-3707 ext. 3.