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‘Tree Sale Fundraiser’ could plant seeds for next wildlife hunt

HARRISVILLE–The Alcona and Iosco Conservation Districts will have a Tree Sale Fundraiser beginning April 27th-29th at the Alcona County Fairgrounds. The sale is part of a state-wide conservation effort of reforestation throughout Northeast Michigan.

A lot members of the community participate in the tree sale because of the vast wildlife habitat. Some land owners who hunt are particularly interested in buying oak and fruit trees to attract more wildlife on their properties.

“In Alcona County, you can’t bait for deer,” said District Forester Eric Brandon. “You can’t put apples on the ground for yourself to attract deer to your area. But you can have an apple tree that drops apples on the ground and attracts deer to the area.”

Animals are able to screen and protect themselves during the winter months when there’s more tree coverage, and also tree planting is also beneficial for hunters during open seasoning.

For more information, click here to register for the Tree Sale Fundraiser by April 6th.