Greening Schools on Arbor Day (for Chittenden and Addison counties only)


Interested schoools can still apply for this program. We will be willing to extend the deadline accordinly once schools are back in session.

We are excited to announce that Charlie Proutt and Eileen Schilling, owners of  Horsford Gardens & Nursery in Charlotte, are once again offering trees to schools in Addison and Chittenden counties for their 2020 Arbor Day Ceremonies. Up to 10 schools are eligible for one tree each.

Participating schools must agree to:

  • Plant the tree on Arbor Day as part of a school-wide Arbor Day Ceremony.
  • Pick-up the tree at Horsford's in Charlotte. They will show you how to safely unload the tree.
  • If delivery is needed, there is a fee based on mileage. Delivery costs for 0-10 miles $44, $56 – 11-20 miles, $68 – 21-30 miles, $80 – 31-40 miles, $92 – 41-50 miles.
  • Maintain the tree into the future.

Horsford Gardens & Nursery will provide:

  • One balled-and-burlapped or containerized tree suitable for the site.
  • Check out available tree species at

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program will provide:

  • Consultation to select the right tree for the site and how to care for it.
  • Opportunities to extend the ceremony and learning. Visit to discover the resources available.


Applications are due April 1, 2020.

Applications can be completed via an Online Formor by Emailing or Mailing this Formand send to:

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program
University of Vermont Extension
Gwen Kozlowski
140 Kennedy Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403


Gwen Kozlowski at 802-651-8343 or