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2023 Tree, Plant and Trout Sales

Annual tree, shrub, plant, and trout sales take place throughout the state of Vermont each spring. These events have a long tradition and are an excellent resource for native species planting, supporting local economies, and district fundraisers. We will update this page on a regular basis to reflect changes and timely updates. We recommend reaching out to Conservation Districts directly with questions on specific events.

Photos are from the 2017 Franklin County Conservation District tree sale preparation day.

Questions on how to plant and care for your trees, shrubs, or plants?

Check out this quick guide! Contact your local Conservation District for specific questions.

Franklin County NRCD

Based on requests from 2022, we worked hard to secure more evergreen trees this year, hoping to be able to closer match the demand from our community. We also added Hazelburt trees which produce oil-rich, tasty nuts and ninebark and winterberry conservation shrubs for food for our pollinator friends! We were able to source Vermont-grown cultivated plum trees and wild plum trees from Michigan. We’ve got asparagus, and multiple varieties of blueberries, currants / gooseberries, seedless grapes, raspberries, and strawberries to provide lots of options for growing your own food. And returning again from last year, don’t forget a bat house, bluebird house, or tree tube to encourage wildlife to interact with all of your plants in beneficial ways.

  • To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
  • All paper order must be placed by February 28. Online orders must be placed by April 14.
  • Pickups available in Highgate, Montgomery, and North Hero. Highgate: Friday, May 5 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Montgomery: Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. North Hero: Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • For questions, contact Lauren Weston, District Manager, info@franklincountynrcd.org,
  • We also offer a Trout Sale. Ordering is now open. Pick up and pond delivery date will be announced soon. Order here.

 

Lamoille County NRCD

Ordering details coming soon!

 

Orleans County NRCD

The Orleans County NRCD seeks to build community, promote land conservation, and provide access to quality bareroot trees, shrubs and other plants. Proceeds from the sale benefit the District’s important conservation programming. New additions this year include: Indian currant, American plum, Blake’s pear, and horseradish. You can also support the students in the Future Farmers of America program at North Country Career Center by making a purchase of wildflower starts. Local compost will be available for purchase at pick up. And fish! Yes, we will be selling rainbow and brook trout for stocking private ponds. 

  • To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
  • All orders must be placed by April 14.
  • Pickup will be on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM-Noon at Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton, Vermont. 
  • For questions, contact Sarah Damsell, District Manager at sarah.damsell@vt.nacdnet.net or 802-334-6090, ext. 7008
  • We will have local compost available at pick up from the Jones Farm for $5/5 gallon bucket. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bucket!).

 

Otter Creek NRCD

Ordering details coming soon!

 

Poultney Mettowee NRCD

​Each year PMNRCD holds a plant sale traditionally offering a combination of native trees, shrubs, and perennials, as well as fruit trees and berry bushes. The sale offers plants that are not usually available at the nursery in addition to CVNPRN grown stock. All funds generated by this sale are used to support District and Nursery educational and technical programming.

This year we are offering a variety of native trees and shrubs for landscaping, naturalizing and foraging (incl. balsam fir, sugar maple, serviceberry, elderberry, and winterberry) as well as a variety of berries(blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) and fruit trees (apple, peach, pear, and cherry). There are many benefits to using locally grown, native plants in your landscape. Native plants are more likely to thrive in our regional climate and they provide critical resources for wildlife. Consider these plants for backyard birds and pollinators, stabilizing stream banks and shorelines, or for use in rain gardens.

  • To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
  • All orders must be placed by April 14.
  • Pickup is Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM – Noon at the Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery.
  • For questions, contact the District at info@pmnrcd.org.

 

Rutland County NRCD

  • For information on the sale, click here and to place an order, click here. 
  • All orders must be placed by March 31.
  • Pickup will be on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Rutland Town (Highway Garage) 339 Northwood Park Road in Rutland Town.
  • For questions, contact Nanci McGuire, District Manager, nanci.mcguire@vt.nacdnet.net.

 

Windham County NRCD

Join the Windham County NRCD for our annual plant sale this year at Green Mountain Orchards! We offer plants for their landscape value, conservation value, revegetation value, and food value, for ourselves, bird species and other wildlife. The best way to maximize your planting success is to match the right plant with the correct soil and light conditions. If you have any questions concerning type of soil, water needs or care for the listed species contact the Conservation District.

  • To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
  • All mail orders must be placed February 29. Online orders must be placed by April 30. Plant supplies are limited, and we will fill orders in the order they arrive. Last year we sold out of much of our inventory prior to pick-up day, so we recommend you order as soon as possible. 
  • Pickup at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney on Friday, May 6. Shipping is not offered.
  • For questions, contact Cory Ross, District Manager, ross.wcnrcd@gmail.com.

All nursery stock is bare root unless listed otherwise on the form. Trees and shrub stock are delivered in a dormant state; this prevents transport shock. Plants may appear brown and leafless but once planted will quickly produce green leaves and shoots. Bare root stock plants should be planted immediately. If there is a plant species that is not listed and you would like to obtain it, contact us early so every effort can be made to secure that variety for you. Herbaceous Perennials die down to ground level each autumn/winter and start to re-grow the following spring. They normally increase in size each year, because they will be re-starting life with a larger root system left over from the previous year. Most perennials are low maintenance. They require little more than basic care which includes fertilizing, mulching and a general overall grooming from time to time.

 

Winooski NRCD

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) hosts an annual tree sale to help residents of our District access affordable native tree and shrub species and as a fundraiser for our organization. Proceeds from the sale are used to support our work developing and implementing on-the-ground projects that protect natural resources.

  • To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
  • Date orders must be placed by is forthcoming.
  • Pickup in Berlin and Williston on Monday, May 20 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • For questions, contact Remy Crettol, District Manager at info@winooskinrcd.org.
  • Staff and volunteers at distribution sites will be fully vaccinated and wearing masks, and we require that customers wear masks when they come to pick up their order regardless of vaccination status.