Equipment for Rent
To make the job of planting your seedlings (or bulbs) easier, we have hand planters available to rent for $7. We charge a $35 deposit when the planter is picked up and, when it is returned, you get a $28 refund. (Planter must be returned within 14 days for refund.)
Mechanical Tree Planter
The district has a mechanical tree planter that requires a tractor with a three-point hitch. The tractor needed to use should be at least 40 horsepower tractor. The planter is on a trailer which needs to be hauled with a 2 inch ball hitch. The average planting rate is 500 seedlings per hour based on site prep and soil conditions. The minimal rental rate is $100 for the first day and $50 for each additional day. A deposit of $100 is required to rent the tree planter. The deposit, plus the total rental fee must be paid in advance. To reserve your planting date call the District office: 810-664-0895, ext.5.
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever, our District has a 6-foot Truax no-till grass seeder available to rent for native habitat plantings. It is equipped with 3 seed hoppers to accommodate the fluffy seed of native grasses, small wildflower seed and regular grain seed. It requires a 40-horse tractor (or larger) with hydraulics to operate the drill. The rental cost is a minimum of $215.00 for use of the drill which includes local delivery and up to 10 acres planted. Delivery outside of the Lapeer County area will be considered on an individual basis and may require an added fee. Any acreage in excess of 10 acres will be charged an additional $10 per acre. We require a down payment of $65 prior to delivery. Call our office to reserve your planting date. Please note: The drill is not to be used for planting cash crops, pasture, or hay for harvest!