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Up With Trees!

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today!

"Plant a Tree, Save the World."

Sounds too good to be true, right?

It isn't.


Planting trees is a great and easy way to improve our community and also create a more resilient neighborhood. Trees offer a whole myriad of benefits to the people and wildlife that collectively live in, around, among, and under their majestic canopy. Street trees add to the value of your home and to the livability of your block. Having trees around your home can also help to reduce utility bills in the summer and will improve the quality of the air you breathe. The root systems of trees help filter stormwater, reduce erosion, and reduce the amount of runoff into local waterways. Trees provide shelter from the elements to all types of birds, insects, mammals, and humans too. Considering all of these wonderful benefits--why not plant one or two (or twenty) in your yard this spring?


To increase the number of trees in Genesee County, the Genesee Conservation District is happy to announce that its Spring Reforestation Event is now open for business! This annual sale is your opportunity to purchase tree seedlings, larger hardwood and fruit trees, perennial vegetables and more at a great price. Through reforestation sales and local plantings by friends like you, our community has planted over 70,000 trees right here in Genesee County since 2015.


We invite you to participate in reforesting Genesee County through this event. Check out the Reforestation page on our website to learn more about it and to place your order. If you would like to volunteer for this years Reforestation Event, visit the Participate page and complete the Volunteer form.


You can help reforest Genesee County

Order Online! Large selection for 2020: Seedlings, fruit trees, perennial vegetables and fruits, hardwoods, conifers, wildlife packages, and more!

Limited Time. Order by March 31st. Order pickup Friday April 24th.



It is always best to work with nature rather than against it. Remember to regularly check on your trees, make sure that when you plant them that it is a suitable place, and remember that diversity is key to healthy trees. If you have any questions, please reach out to your friends here at the Genesee Conservation District.




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Genesee Conservation District

Office hours 8am-4:30pm

Monday-Friday

Closed federal holidays

All staff are working remotely at this time and may be contacted by email

Main: 1525 N. Elms Rd. 

Flint, MI 48532

Ph: 810.230.8766 x3

Urban: 336 W. First St.

Ste. 207

Flint, MI 48502

Ph: 810.820.2681

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Board of Directors July 8, 2020 Meeting

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