Save the date - ARBOR DAY 2023!

Come celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, May 6th.  Middlebury’s Tree Committee in collaboration with the Ilsley Library, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) and Sparrow Art Supply is offering events to celebrate nature, the environment and TREES!

FREE children/family activities from 10:00 - noon at the library.  At 10AM Chris Olson, a local forester, will do a spirited reading of the classic book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Immediately afterward children will learn how to make their own Nature Journal that they can take home with them. Younger children will need the help of a caregiver! Weather permitting, the activities will take place in the Library’s garden. Otherwise, both activities will be held indoors downstairs in the youth room. A limited supply of free seedings will be available at the event until they are gone! 

FREE to all from noon - 3:00 at the MNFC.  Learn more about Vermont’s trees and invasive plants and insects at the MNFC’s “Green-up Day” event.  A limited supply of free seedlings will be available at the event until they are gone! 

ONGOING - from now until May 13 visit “A Celebration of Trees” exhibit at Sparrow Art Supply at 52 Main Street.  The exhibit includes works across a variety of media from 80 local artists.  Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm.

Tree Committee Awards: 


On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation, we want to congratulate you for your hard work to continuously improve your community’s urban forestry program in 2022. We are happy to inform you that your community has been awarded a 2022 Growth Award for these efforts.

In times where community trees are more important than ever to combat climate change and make our cities more livable, your work will not go unnoticed.

We encourage you to take a look at the Growth Award activity list on our website and to set your sights on what’s next for the year to come! You are eligible for a Growth Award every year that you are recognized in the Tree City USA program.

Once again, congratulations! The Arbor Day Foundation and your community’s trees thank you.

The Tree City USA Program

Dear Tree City USA Contact,
On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation, congratulations on earning recognition as a 2022 Tree City USA. Residents of your community should be proud to live in a place that makes the planting and care of trees a priority, and you should be proud of a job well done!

Again, congratulations on your recognition!

The Tree City USA Team