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Wild Roots



In 2019, CRA launched Wild Roots - a largescale reforestation initiative that improves watershed function and natural habitats by offering trees to landowners at a discounted rate. The pilot program's goal is to plant 100,000 native trees on public and private lands over five years.

Trees and forests play an incredible role in our watersheds by reducing runoff, filtering sediment, removing pollutants, strengthening and stabilizing streambanks, providing shade, and creating critical habitat for many species of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. With support from Consumers Energy Foundation, U.S. Forest Service’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, USDA Forest Service Huron-Manistee National Forest, and ITC - we are making it easy for landowners to improve their watersheds by planting native trees and restoring the landscape for future generations.

For the 2020 season of Wild Roots, we are selling packages of 100 trees for only $30. The order period is November 1-30, 2019. Payment is due when you place your order. The trees will be available for pick-up in late April 2020. CRA will notify participants of pick-up locations in early spring.

Click HERE to download the order form

If you are using a credit card you can email your completed form to erin@rivercare.org or michael@rivercare.org

You can also print and fill out a form and mail it with a check or credit card info to:

                Conservation Resource Alliance
                Attn: Wild Roots
                10850 Traverse Highway, Suite 1180
                Traverse City, MI 49684

 
If you do not have access to email or have additional questions, please call Erin or Michael at 231-946-6817.

Available Tree Packages:
 
The Riparian Package I consists of 100 total native seedlings that have been selected due to their
ability to thrive in proximity to the river’s edge and floodplain. Tree species include Black Chokeberry,
Nannyberry, Ninebark, and Northern White Cedar.
 
The Riparian Package II consists of 100 total native seedlings that have been selected due to their
ability to thrive in proximity to the river’s edge and floodplain. Tree species include Red Osier Dogwood,
Tulip Poplar, White Spruce, and Yellow Birch.
 
The Upland Package I consists of 100 total native seedlings selected to grow where drainage is
sufficient and soils do not become saturated for extended periods. Tree species include Balsam Fir,
Sugar Maple, Shagbark Hickory, and White Oak.
 
The Upland Package II consists of 100 total native seedlings selected to grow where drainage is
sufficient and soils do not become saturated for extended periods. Tree species include American Hazelnut,
Black Cherry, Jack Pine, and Black Elderberry.
 
The Wildlife Package I consists of 100 total native seedlings to attract various forms of wildlife to
your riparian property. Tree species include American Crabapple, Highbush Cranberry, Ninebark, 
and Paper Birch.
 
The Wildlife Package II consists of 100 total native seedlings to attract various forms of wildlife to
your upland property. Tree species include American Hazelnut, Balsam Fir, Black Elderberry and
Nannyberry.

Please refer to the "Planting and Care Guide for Bare Root Tree and Shrub Seedlings" for planting instructions.

Thank you for your interest in Wild Roots and for doing your part to improve your home waters!

 
 

 


 

 

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