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Montpelier Tree Board’s 4th Annual Festival of Trees

January 27 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4th Annual Festival of Trees and 2019 Birthday of Trees
Sunday, 27 January 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM
At North Branch Nature Center
A Zero-Waste Event

The Montpelier Tree Board invites you to join us in our tree work to help repair the earth and share in the beauty of our trees here in Central Vermont. Everyone who comes to the Festival is eligible for the door prize drawings and…. a share in the birthday cake*! It is a great opportunity to sign up for a home visit by a Tree Board Member for a tree-planting consultation (Montpelier residents).

The festival Includes:

  • Tree Board Mission, Year-Round Activities, and Arbor Day 2019
  • Tree Board Volunteers – get involved in Montpelier’s Tree-Mendous stewardship activities
  • Food Scraps to Nourishing Soils – CVSWMD education and support for composting food scraps into healthy soils for healthy trees
  • Emerald Ash Borer Identification and Mitigation
  • Identifying Trees in Winter in Hubbard Park and NBNC
  • Montpelier Student Neighborhood Tree Stewards
  • May 2019 Montpelier’s TreeCity Activities
  • 2019 Neighborhood Tree Project: adding trees to our urban landscape
  • Ways to reduce our carbon feet prints

Activities for children and families include:

  • The film: TAKING ROOT – Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement: Kenyan women planted 35 million trees & recovered their streams, soil & ability to feed their families (15-minute clip)
  • Tu B’Shevat – a celebration of the Jewish Birthday of Trees
    • Tree/Leaf cookies
    • The Birthday Cakes for Trees **
    • Happy Birthday to Trees sung in five foreign languages
    • Hot Apple Cider
    • Display Tray of Tree Nuts and Fruits
  • Children’s tree activities
  • Door prizes given out throughout the Festival include CVSWMD soil-saver composters and green cone digesters, tree identification guides, tree stencil booklets, and more

For more information, contact Lynn Wild at [email protected] or Carol Montgomery [email protected]

*Cakes are made with tree nuts (but NO WHEAT flour).


January 27
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602