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Genesee Conservation District

Reforestation Event

Order By: March 31, 2024
Orders can be picked-up on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 9am-5pm at Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, 101 Burton St., Flint, MI 48503

Registered Nursery Dealer NURRL-201667

Sizing and Aging Guide

While shopping you will notice that our seedlings have sizes and ages associated with them. Here is a quick guide to understanding the sizing and aging of our plants. 


All sizes are listed as a range in inches or feet. Sizes provided are for seedlings being sold, please read each description for mature tree height.

  • Plants are measured from the root collar up to the tip of the leader stem.

  • The length of the roots below the root collar is not included in the size range provided. 


You will see the ages formatted like the following: (1-0)

  • The first number in this sequence refers to the number of years the plant has grown in a seedling bed. 

  • The second number indicates the number of years a plant has been grown in a transplant bed after being removed from its seedling bed. 

  • RC indicates that the plant was grown from a root cutting. 


  • Leader Stem: The leader stem is the large, usually upright stem of the plant that extends beyond the other branches. 

  • Root Collar: The area where the main roots of the plant join the plant stem. 

  • Root Cutting: A portion of a plant root is cut from a parent plant and transplanted to grow its own system of roots and stems. 

Right Tree Right Place

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