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Cook County Tree Giveaway and Plant Sale and Exchange Events - 2022

May 18, 2022 11:55AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Jael Rodriguez 

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - My 18, 2022


To keep you informed about the Cooperative’s vegetation management plans and show our care for the community, Arrowhead Cooperative is hosting a tree giveaway event. Information will be available on our right of way maintenance plans and our Integrated Vegetation Management program.

Wednesday, May 18th 1-4pm at our office in Lutsen
Thursday, May 19th 9-12 at the Grand Portage Community Center; 1-4pm at our office in Lutsen

In addition, we’ll be giving away an assortment of native, low growing trees and shrubs, including Ninebark, Wild Plum, Juneberry and Mountain Ash for planting outside of the power line right-of-way.

More information here. 



North shore Collaborative Trees are here!

They are White Pines. Approximate size shown.

Location: Community Center Arena

Wednesday May 18 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday May 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

There is no cost for these trees and it is first come first serve.

Please bring a way to transport your seedlings.

There are plenty, but please do not take a whole box.



Mark your calendars-  the Annual Plant Sale and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Great Expectations School is on May 21, 8am.

Come join us from 8-10:30 for pancakes, sausages and oranges (GF available).
Kids 10 and under are $5, everybody else is $7.

Stay to peruse the selection of organically grown seedlings until 1:00. Lots of happy tomato plants this year for about 6$ each. While there is less variety than in past sales due to covid in January, there are still a lot of happy flowers, tomatoes and peppers. See you there!

More information here. 



Saturday, June 11
9 - 11 am
Rain or Shine

Community Center Parking Lot

A gathering to exchange plants, seedlings and knowledge.

The event is free and open to the public
-No money is exchanged
-No need to bring a plant to take a plant

Bring healthy plants and seedlings planted in individual containers to exchange.
-Mark your plants and include information on sun, water and soil needs
-Pack up when you run out of plants or at 11 am.

Bring items for a gardening gear swap as well! Pots, watering items, seed starting supplies, tools, etc.

More information


Know of other plant exchanges or tree giveaway events happening within Cook County? Reach out to [email protected] and let us know.