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FUNDRAISER

Please pick up the seedlings on Saturday , April 23rd between 12pm and 2pm at our Saline FC office, 1201 Industrial Drive, Saline. Across the street from our Campus Parkway soccer fields.

FUNDRAISER in honor of NATALIE CAMERON


1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.  Unfortunately, Natalie Cameron was one of them.  Natalie, the wife of Knox, Saline FC’s former DOC, and mother of Drew, lost her battle with cancer on June 4, 2021 at the age of 31.

Natalie was an elementary teacher in Saline before transferring to teach in Ann Arbor.  She was committed to advocating for tolerance and changing biases to make the world a better place for her son.

In honor of Natalie, Saline FC is selling seedlings of various species of trees and shrubs for your purchase as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, an organization in which Natalie and Knox were heavily involved and one of which she held near and dear to her heart.  All proceeds will benefit this organization’s cancer research, education, advocacy and patient family services.  

Plant a tree or shrub in her remembrance and as a symbol of new life and growth. Purchasing a tree or shrub is not necessary if you wish to simply donate.  Use the same link.

This began as our Board wished to fundraiser for Knox and his son after such a devastating loss.  Knox felt his wife would be better served through funding a society that may some day assist in finding a cure.

These shrubs and trees are sold as seedlings with roots exposed and need to be planted immediately after pickup. Seedlings are ordered now and picked up on April 22nd 2022. Please read about all offered species below.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER*
*ordering trees and bushes is closed, however there is still a possibility to donate monetary funds through this link



Lilac, Common  (Shrubs)

 

Syringa vulgaris

Lilac is an introduced, perennial, deciduous shrub that grows between twelve to sixteen feet tall. The flowers are mostly white, lilac, or purple, pleasantly fragrant in long terminal panicles.

1 yr. old seedlings, 12-18”  - PRICE $ 25

Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12”/yr.)

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Moist-Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 8-15 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Origin: Introduced

Uses: Flowering, Wildlife

Other: Lavender blooms.


Saskatoon Serviceberry  (Shrubs)

  

Amelanchier alnifolia

Saskatoon is attractive as an ornamental shrub or may be trimmed as a hedge. It is an important species for reclamation, wildlife, watershed, and shelterbelt plantings

Sold as 1 yr. old bare seedlings, 18-24”   - PRICE $ 25

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Shade

Mature Height: 4-15 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: 

Origin: Native

Uses: Wildlife, Pollinators

Other: Purple berries are edible


Tulip Poplar  (Seedlings)

  

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip poplar actually is not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. Tulip poplar makes a desirable street, shade, or ornamental tree but the large size it attains makes it unsuited for many sites. 

Sold as 1 yr. old bare root seedlings, 12-18”   - PRICE $ 25

Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15”/yr.)

Soils: Sand, Loam

Moisture: Dry to Moist, Moist-Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun

Mature Height: 80-100 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Origin: Native

Uses: Erosion Control, Flowering, Lumber, Reforestation, Shade, Wildlife

Other: Tulip-like flowers.


Red Oak  (Seedlings)



Quercus rubra

Northern red oak is is fast growing, easy to transplant, tolerant of urban conditions (including dry and acidic soil and air pollution), the abundant nuts attract wildlife, and the leaves develop a brickred fall color.

Sold as bare root seedlings, 18-24”   - PRICE $ 25

Growth Rate: Rapid

Soils: Clay, Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part shade

Mature Height: 60-100 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: medium

Origin: Native

Uses: Lumber, wildlife, shade, fall color


Northern Pecan  (Seedlings)

  

Carya illinoinensis

The northern pecan is a native, medium to large sized deciduous tree ranging from 100-140 feet and produces edible nuts. 

Seedlings, 18-24”   - PRICE $ 25

Growth Rate: slow

Soils: sand, loam, clay

Moisture: Moist to dry

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to part shade

Mature Height: 100-140 ft.

Mature spread:  40-75 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: High

Origin: Native

Uses: food, lumber, fuelwood, shade


Redbud  (Trees)

  

Cercis canadensis

Eastern redbud is a native, perennial, deciduous tree or shrub. The trees produce hundreds of small pink pea flowers in the very early spring, even before other trees have leafed out. Many birds eat the seeds.  

Sold as 3-4 ft. bare root transplant - PRICE $ 35

Growth Rate: Slow (0-8”/yr.)

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun, part sun

Mature Height: 20-25 ft.

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Other: Fall color, wildlife


Sycamore  (Trees)

 

Platanus occidentalis

American sycamore is a good planting where a large, fast-growing tree is desired. However, the relatively weak limbs (susceptible to wind and ice damage) and the large leaves that decay slowly after falling should be considered in planting location.* 

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant - PRICE $ 35

Growth Rate: Rapid

Soils: Clay, Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist to Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 40-80 Feet

Mature Spread: 20-30 Feet

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: low

Uses: Lumber, Ornamental, Shade


Pin Oak  (Trees)

Quercus palustris

Due to the Pin Oak's form, adaptability, growth rate, longevity, and fall foliar display, it is popular for ornamental usage. Pin oak is commonly planted for wildlife food plots. *

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant - PRICE $ 35

Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15”/yr.)

Soils: Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist to Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60-70 feet

Mature Spread: 25-40 feet

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Uses: Wildlife, Fall Color, Lumber, Shade, Ornamental


Paper Birch  (Trees)

Betula papyrifera

Also known as white birch or canoe birch, paper birch is commonly used as a landscape tree for it’s striking coloration, making it a desirable ornamental. Numerous birds and small mammals eat the buds, catkins, and seeds.

Paper birch is adapted to a variety of soils. It grows best in well-drained acid, sandy or silty loam, in cold soil temperatures and ample moisture. It is not tolerant of drought, compacted soils, or areas with high air temperatures. This species grows best in full sunlight and is very shade intolerant. * 

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant - PRICE $ 35

Growth Rate: Rapid

Soils: Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun, Part Sun

Mature Height: 50-70 ft.

Mature Width: 25-60 ft.

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: High

Hardiness zone: 2-6

Uses: Ornamental


Basswood  (Trees)

 

Tilia americana

Basswood is a large shade tolerant deciduous tree, the fruits are eaten by birds and small mammals. Basswood is a prolific nectar producer and pollination by honeybees results in a choice grade of honey.* 

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant - PRICE $ 35

Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12”/yr.)

Soils:  Sand, Loam

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Full Shade

Mature Height: 55-70 ft.

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Uses: Naturalizing, Reforestation, Shade, Wildlife, Pollinators

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