Greening Schools on Arbor Day

Each spring, the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program partners with Horsford Gardens & Nursery in Charlotte to offer free trees to schools. This program is limited to Chittenden and Addison counties. Up to 10 schools are eligible for one tree each.

Participating schools must agree to:

  • Plant the tree as part of a classroom program or school-wide event.
  • Pick-up the tree at Horsford Gardens & Nursery in Charlotte. They will show you how to safely unload the tree.
  • Maintain the tree into the future.

Horsford Gardens & Nursery will provide:

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program will provide:

  • Consultation to select the right tree for the site and how to care for it.
Tree planting in Essex

2024 Applications

View the tree species list and apply below. Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2024.

Tree Species List

Application is closed. 


Contact Gwen at or 802-656-7638.