Q. What is the mission of the Ingham Conservation District?

A.The Ingham Conservation District promotes and practices stewardship of our natural resources by serving, educating and empowering our community.


Q.  How can I receive the monthly ICD Newsletter with information on events and local conservation efforts?

A. You can sign up by using the information box on right side of this page, or you can visit the Contact Us page of the website and send us an email indicating that you would like to added to our email list.


Q. How can I get involved in local natural resource stewardship activities?

A. Use the Contact Us link to get in touch with our staff and board.  Opportunities include helping with Tree Sales and other fundraisers, joining the ICD Stream Team, participating in River Cleanups and Tire Recycling Days, Assisting with Invasive Species Surveys and Garlic Mustard Pulls and Maintaining the Trails, Property and Buildings at the ICD.


Q.How can I support the work of the Ingham Conservation District?

A.The ICD relies on local support to conduct it’s day to day operations and to hold special events.  Consider a $5.00 or $10.00 monthly donation.  Your contribution makes a real difference in communicating with and assisting farmers, schools, other natural resource agencies and the public at large in managing natural resources and practicing conservation.  Donate today! 


Q. How do I submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request?

A. The Ingham Conservation District will ensure that all persons are granted full and complete information regarding the affairs of the Ingham Conservation District as provided by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976. For detailed instructions on submitting a request and associated fees click on this link: FOIA POLICY 


QHow many times a year does the Ingham Conservation District have a tree sale?

A.  The Ingham Conservation District has a tree sale every Spring and Fall. Fall sales only offer a variety of conifers (evergreens) as they can be planted in early Fall.


Q. What do the numbers showing the age of a tree indicate?

A.  Seedlings have a number similar to 3-0 (varies with age) which lets the consumer know that the tree is 3 years old and has only been in a seedling bed.

Transplants have a number similar to 2-3 (varies with age) which lets the consumer know the age of the tree and how many years the tree has been in a seedling bed (2) and in a transplant bed (3).


Q.  Why don’t the trees come contained/potted?

A. Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots dipped in hydrated gel to keep the tree’s roots moist and healthy. Because their abundant, fibrous roots aren’t contained, bare root stock trees are able to get off to a more vigorous start when planted, as contained trees need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare root trees typically surpass the size of larger, contained trees in only a few years.


Q.  How much space will my tree order take up in my car/truck?

A.  Many conifer trees (25-50) are bundled together and each bundle takes up a small amount of space (can fit in a car or in trunk of a car). Fruit trees may be 4 to 5 feet long with trunks 3/4 in. thick and a root mass up to 1 foot in diameter.