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Arbor Day Free Seedlings for Fourth Graders

Notice: The Arbor Day free tree seedling order form is closed for the season.

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.

Ordering instructions

Please order for current Wisconsin fourth-grade students only. Teachers should communicate with each other before ordering, but ultimately one fourth-grade teacher should order for all fourth-grade classes in their school. If you are ordering for more than one school, please complete a separate application for each. 

If you are a parent of a fourth-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.