Arbor Day Seedling Program

 Now Available:  2017 Seedlings List With Fillable Order Form

The association sells seedlings to fund its scholarship program and to promote Arbor Day and tree planting. The order form with price list is first distributed at the January annual conference. It is sent to our mailing list and posted on this website soon after. The seedling order deadline is mid-April.  Beginning in April and continuing through mid-May, our nursery suppliers ship individual orders directly to purchasers via UPS. The seedlings must be delivered by May 15 in order to avoid damage from extreme temperatures during shipping.

Seedling purchasers include municipalities, garden clubs, private firms, arborists, and other interested individuals and organizations. Seedling proceeds support annual scholarships for college arboriculture students. See a list of past recipients.

Seedlings offered for sale include both evergreen and deciduous trees and occasionally, large shrubs. Species and prices vary from year to year based on nursery availability. Minimum order is 100 seedlings.

Seedling prices include shipping and (optional) separate plastic bags with printed planting instructions. Purchasers who order bags place each seedling in a bag, add soil or peat moss, and secure the bag with a tie (included).

Pre-bagged seedlings with promotional labels are also available, at somewhat higher prices. Minimum order for pre-bagged is 300 seedlings.

Seedlings may be distributed to schoolchildren and other Arbor Day participants. The seedling gifts may be part of a ceremony or presentation that promotes Arbor Day and the value of trees to people and the environment. Buyers have also used seedlings as favors at weddings and as promotional items at Earth Day activities.