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School groups can now apply for DNR’s free tree seedling program

Metro Wire Staff

The application period for schools to obtain free tree seedlings for fourth graders during the 2022-23 school year is now open.

Every year since 1984, Wisconsin fourth-grade students have been eligible to receive a free tree seedling from the DNR reforestation program to complement their Arbor Day observations.

School principals, fourth-grade teachers, and fourth-grade homeschool parents are encouraged to visit this DNR webpage to order seedlings for next year’s fourth-graders.

The seedlings will be shipped next spring in time for Arbor Day celebrations. They come with a protective bag and instructions on how to plant and care for them.

Planting a seedling and watching it grow can be a great learning tool for students. Find additional ideas for planning an Arbor Day celebration on this DNR webpage.

If you have any questions about the free seedling program for Wisconsin fourth-graders, contact Carey Skerven at the Griffith State Nursery ([email protected]).