2024 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
The Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District has been holding a spring tree sale at least as long as our Board can remember – and that goes back to 1978! The primary goal is to make native trees and backyard fruit trees affordable and accessible in our community, and it is also a fundraiser for our conservation programs and education. In 2023, we sold ~16,000 stems of countless different species to ~300 customers.
- To place an order and view available stock, please visit the 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 3 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Montgomery: Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. North Hero: Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
- For questions, contact Lauren Weston, District Manager, email@example.com,
- We also offer a Trout Sale. Order here. Pick up date is Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM in St. Albans at the Park & Ride at 48 Fairfax Road.
Lamoille County NRCD
To be announced.
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: Ginkgo, butternut, chestnut and shag bark hickory! Also, we are selling trout again for stocking private ponds. And OCNRCD merchandise! Check out the organic cotton T-shirts with Meg Gibson art. As in previous years, you can support students in the Future Farmers of America program at North Country Career Center by making a purchase of wildflower starts and seed packets.
- To place an order and view available stock, please visit our website.
- All orders must be placed by April 5.
- Pickup will be on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00-12:00 PM at Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton, Vermont.
- For questions, contact Sarah Damsell, District Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-334-6090, ext. 7008.
- Adding compost to your dug holes for new plants will ensure successful transplanting. We will have local compost available at pick up from the Jones Farm for $5 for a 5-gallon bucket. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bucket).
- We also offer a Trout Sale. Order here.
Otter Creek NRCD
- To place an order and view available stock, please email Pamela Stefanek, District Manager at Pam.Stefanek@vt.nacdnet.net.
- All orders must be placed by April 27.
Poultney Mettowee NRCD
The goal of this sale is to make native plants and fruit producing plants more available within the community. 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. We source our trees from Vermont (many are from our own nursery!) and neighboring states, when possible, to ensure that the plants we offer are adapted to and will thrive in the local climate and soils. New this year – hats, tree tubes, soap packets, and horseradish. All funds generated by this fundraiser are used to support District and Nursery educational and technical programming.
- To place an order and view available stock, click here.
- All orders must be placed by April 18. If you order after March 31 please inquire about availability before sending in your order/payment.
- Pickup will be on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00-12:00 PM at the Champlain Valley Native Plant Nursery 685 York Street Poultney, Vermont 05764. All plants must be picked up during the scheduled time. Many of our plants sell out but leftover plant stock and hardgoods will be for sale day of and can be added to your order. We look forward to seeing you (or a friend!) at pick up.
Rutland County NRCD
- For information on the sale, click here and to place an order click here.
- All orders must be placed by March 29.
- Pickup will be on Saturday, April 27 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, email@example.com.
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 28. Online orders must be placed by April 22. Plant supplies are limited, and we will fill orders in the order they arrive.
- Pickup at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney on Saturday, May 4 between 9:00-12:00 PM. Shipping is not offered.
- We also offer a trout sale. Order here. We are able to take orders up until Monday, May 6.
- For questions, contact Cory Ross, District Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. We do not grow plants on site, rather we source trees, shrubs and starts from wholesale nurseries in VT, NY, MA & MI. We research each species to ensure that it is appropriate for planting in our District. This year we emphasize tree and shrub species that produce fruit and nut varieties for your enjoyment and for wildlife. Learn about the benefits of each plant in the species descriptions below.