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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.
Contact information
For ordering information:
Griffith State Nursery
For nursery related questions:
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 Wisconsin DNR 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.

How to order

Place your order by filling out the online application below. Please note the following:

  • Orders will be accepted until March 15.
  • If you are ordering for more than one school please do a separate application for each.
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your order was received and processed. If, after 10 days, you haven't received a confirmation email, send an email to

Please be aware of the following COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Please order for current fourth and fifth grade students (outgoing fourth grade students who didn't receive their trees this past spring).
  • Fourth and fifth grade teachers should communicate with each other before ordering, but ultimately the fourth grade teacher is responsible for ordering.
  • If you are a parent of a fourth or fifth grade student who is learning virtually, but normally resides in a classroom, please work with your child's teacher. The school must place the order for the class.
Arbor Day Free Tree Application
School Type:
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:
School District:
Number of fourth-grade students receiving free tree seedlings:

A printable version of the application is also available. Fax your completed form to 715-421-7830 or mail it to the Griffith State Nursery.

Griffith State Nursery
473 Griffith Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Last revised: October 6 2014