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tree seedlings and shrubs.
a personalized tree planting plan.
how to plant trees properly.
to the Forests for the Future Fund.
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For ordering information:
Griffith State Nursery
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One of Wisconsin's state nurseries

Fourth grade Arbor Day free tree program

Arbor Day is a holiday during which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. The holiday originated in Nebraska in 1872 but is now celebrated nationally and in many other countries. Wisconsin’s Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April and is usually linked with Earth Day.

In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources' reforestation program helps celebrate Arbor Day with an environmental education program designed to teach students the importance of trees within our environment. Annually, we provide thousands of free tree seedlings to Wisconsin fourth grade students for this celebration.

Order Arbor Day trees

Please choose an ordering method to order free Arbor Day trees for your Wisconsin school (two options below). Teachers can place their orders until March 15.

OPTION 1 - Order online using the form below.
NOTE: if you are ordering for more than one school please do a separate application for each.

Arbor Day Free Tree Application
School(s) Name:
Contact Person’s Name:
Contact Person’s Email address:
School Address:
Zip Code:
School Telephone Number (Include area code):
Home Telephone Number (Include area code):
County where trees planted:
CESA District:
School District:
Number of fourth-grade students receiving free tree seedlings:

OPTION 2 - Download the application [PDF]
NOTE: Adobe Reader users can save only a blank copy of the PDF form. Adobe Reader users should fill out the form online, print a hardcopy, and either fax it to 715-421-7830 or mail it to Griffith State Nursery. If you are using Adobe Acrobat Professional or Adobe Acrobat Standard you will be able to save your form data along with the PDF form and submit your order via email to

Last revised: October 6 2014