Tree Ordering for ROOT Program Begins on February 1
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that
residents interested in purchasing trees through the Restoration of
Our Trees (ROOT) program may do so beginning February 1, 2007.
ROOT is a pilot program developed in partnership with DTE Energy
Foundation, USDA Forest Service-State and Private Forestry, the
Michigan Department of Agriculture, the DNR and the Office of
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. The program will assist residents in
southeast Michiganís 21 emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantined counties
in replanting trees lost to EAB.
Residents of the 21 EAB-quarantined counties can purchase up to
two trees per household at a cost of $21 each. A donation from the
DTE Energy Foundation will cover the remaining cost of the trees.
Available tree species include sugar maple, red maple, littleleaf
linden, ginkgo, red oak and tulip tree. Trees are in seven-gallon
containers and are six to eight feet tall. Trees purchased will be
available for pick up in April.
To participate in the program, residents should contact one of
the participating local partners in the program. They are:
- Bridgeport Charter Township (Saginaw County) 989-777-0940
- City of Grand Blanc (Genesee County) 810-694-1118
- The Greening of Detroit (Wayne County) 313-237-8733
- Oakland County MSU Extension (Pontiac) 248-858-0887
- City of Howell (Livingston County) 517-546-7510
- Monroe Conservation District (Monroe) 734-241-7755, ext. 103
- City of East Lansing (Ingham County) 517-337-9459
- Calhoun Conservation District (Marshall) 269-781-4867, ext.
Trees will be sold on a first come, first served basis. A
homeowner does not need to have lost an ash tree to participate.
Trees are non-refundable with no exchange, no warranty and no
For additional information on the ROOT program, participating
local partners, or to download an order form, visit