Vermont Trees For Sale

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The Green Mountain State is named for the mountain range that makes up the state’s border with its eastern twin, New Hampshire. In Vermont, forests abound; it is here the Sugar Maple reigns, offering tourists the state’s famous Vermont Maple Syrup and fall foliage. The Sugar Maple is native to the northeastern forests of North America, prolific in both New England and eastern Canada. This deciduous tree usually reaches heights between 80 and 120 feet tall, though the occasional Sugar Maple can be almost 150 feet tall. The distinct maple leaf is lobed with five lobes and rounded notches. The seeds of the Sugar Maple are also distinct; the “pinwheel” pairs have a small wing which when dropped in the falls, spins to the ground. Although the Sugar Maple can be an enticing and profitable tree choice, the Vermont planter has many other varieties from which to consider when planting a new tree.

Due to its small size, geographical features, and varied temperatures, the smart Vermont grower will need to consider the following:

  • Climate
  • Soil Type
  • Average Precipitation
  • Irrigation
  • Growing Zones
  • Weather Damage

Best Trees for Vermont

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick ideas on what to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

  1. Weeping Willow

Ideal for providing shade, sweeping beauty, and growth without minimal effort.

  1. American Red Maple

Ideal for providing classic American aesthetic, stunning fall colors, and shade.

  1. Cold Hardy Avocado

Ideal for bearing fruit for delicious, edible profits, color, and adaptable qualities.

  1. Muskogee Crape

Ideal for mildew resistance, fragrant lavender blooms, and fast-growing height.

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Vermont 

As property in Vermont continues to be developed, land owners are searching for trees that will provide privacy from prying neighborly eyes and loud, unwanted noise. There are many fast growing privacy trees in Vermont, which will quickly grow after initial planting to offer your property and family long sought-after privacy.

The Thuja Green Giant, a staple of privacy trees throughout Vermont, is a fast-growing pine that will quickly provide a barrier between you and your neighbors. Growing between 3-5 feet a year, the Thuja Green Giant will offer your yard classic French design with minimal hassle. Alternatively, the Leyland Cypress and American Holly will also add color and privacy to your yard’s perimeter.


Vermont lies in the northeast region of the United States, and most of the state experiences a humid continental climate. Precipitation-laden springs, hot summers, and cold, snowy winters typify this region. In summer, daily temperature highs linger in the upper70s and low80s. The record temperature, set in 1911, is 105°F. Winters are cold, especially so in the northwest corner of the state, which is on average ten degrees cooler than the rest of the state. Winter daily high temperatures vary between the high 20s and low30s. The record low was set in 1933 at -50°F, tied with Maine for the coldest recorded temperature in New England.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. The Tunbridge soils typify Vermont land. This course loam is well-draining, making it valuable for agriculture, grass seed, and grazing. Regardless of the property’s location in The Green Mountain State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type.

The Squeeze test is aptly named because it requires only a small handful of dirt from just beneath the ground’s surface, and your hands. The soil should be moist, but not drenched. The tester simply squeezes the soil and observes one of the three following events.

1. The soil will hold its shape. If you touch the soil, it will maintain its original shape. You have CLAY.
2. The soil will hold its shape. If you touch the soil, it will collapse. You have LOAM.
3. The soil will fall apart as you open your hands. You have SAND.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

Average Precipitation

Vermont averages approximately 37 inches of rain annually, a plentiful amount. Distance from large bodies of water often means drier and colder airs affect the region, and Vermont’s winters are testimony to this. It is often too cold to snow in Vermont for much of the year, although the state does average between 60 and 100 inches of snowfall based on elevation. Most of the precipitation in the state falls in the summer, when thunderstorms bring in moisture-laden air.


Irrigation is essential in Vermont, where changing elevations affect the dispersal of moderate rainfall amounts. Newly planted trees require continual and consistent access to water, something nature does not always provide. Investing in a drip or sprinkler irrigation system can be beneficial, as the stress a new tree undergoes from transplantation can be diminished significantly by proper watering and care.

Growing Zones

Despite its small size, Vermont is home to five unique growing zones. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive. The zones generally move from south to north, with warmer low temperature ranges in the south. Central Vermont is typically cooler, surrounded by warmer zones along the borders with both New York and New Hampshire. In the far south, temperatures do not often drop below -20°F. Moving north, temperatures drop significantly. In the north, triangulated between St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, and Newport, temperatures are lowest, and plants must be able to endure temperatures ranging between -35°F and -30°F for extended lengths of time.

Weather Damage

Blizzards are the most severe form of weather Vermont experiences, where the state’s distance from the Atlantic Ocean and mountainous terrain typically staves off hurricanes and tornadoes. Though much of the winter offers temperatures too cold for moisture to linger in the air, El Nino weather systems, which bring in warmer currents, can cause white-outs in the region. A white-out is a blizzard so heavy the terrain becomes entirely white. These conditions are dangerous to pedestrians and motorists. Freezing temperatures throughout the winter also pose concerns for road maintenance.

If you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local Vermont nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Vermont we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.


Vermont Trees For Sale | The Tree Center™
BarreHunt’s Tree Farm946 S Barre Road802-476-8785
BartonNorth Star NurseryRoute 16802-525-1257
BelmontFrost Hill Farm979 Frost Hill Road802-259-2716
BenningtonHewitt’s Lawn and Garden Ornaments474 Gore Road802-442-5220
BethelDandelion AcresRR 1 Box 192A802-234-6622
BrandonPinewood Garden Center2473 Franklin Street802-247-3388
BristolRocky Dale Gardens806 Rockydale Road802-453-2782
CabotCabot Greenhouse and Nursery1469 Route 215802-563-2078
CharlotteHorsford’s Nursery2111 Greenbush Road802-425-2811
Chester3 Hewey’s Nursery39 Baltimore Road802-263-5624
ChesterVermont Perennial Gardens263 Dorman Road802-875-2604
ColchesterArbortech Inc208 US Route 7802-893-6194
Essex JunctionLang Farm Nursery51 Upper Main Street802-878-5720
GreensboroVermont Daylillies295 Breezy Avenue802-533-2438
Greensboro BendMessier Nursery Perennials158 Tousant Hill Road802-533-2558
HardwickNorthridge Nursery Floral17 Craftsbury Road802-472-9300
HartfordGrasshoppers Etcetera Retail1 Quechee Main802-295-6312
JamaicaD and K’s Garden Center3417 VT Route 30802-874-4160
JeffersonvilleBailey Nursery174 Sunny Acres Road802-644-8880
JerichoMill Brook Bonsai32 Tarbox Road802-899-5585
Lake ElmoreElmore Roots Fruit Tree Nursery631 Symonds Mill Road802-888-3305
ManchesterUnited Horticultural Supply374 Green Mountain Road802-362-5577
MarshfieldHillcrest Nursery849 Ducharme Road802-563-2745
MarshfieldVermont Flower Farm256 Peacham Pond Road802-426-3505
MontpelierCarver Family Tree Farm197 Casavant Road802-223-0160
MorrisvilleCady’s Falls Nursery637 Duhamel Road802-888-5559
MorrisvilleCountry Garden Center85 Center Road802-888-3171
N SpringfieldCoger’s Sugar House Gardens15 Baltimore Road802-886-2791
New HavenGreenhaven Gardens2638 Ethan Allen Highway802-453-5382
PittsfieldPittsfield Garden Center2715 Route 100802-746-8100
RutlandGarden Time1094 US Route 7 N802-747-0700
RutlandOtter Valley Supply2 Ripley Road802-775-2216
ShelburneGardenside Nurseries428 Webster Road802-985-2735
ShelburneSouth Forty Nursery340 S Forty Dr802-985-3351
South HeroKeeler Bay Lillies5 Keelers Bay Road802-372-8319
South NewfaneOlallie Daylily Gardens129 Auger Hole Road802-348-6614
South RoyaltonStanding Stone Perennial Farm36 Johnson Hill Road802-763-8243
St AlbansBreezy Acres Garden Center1904 Sheldon Road802-524-4141
St JohnsburyNew England Nursery Sales515 Bay Street802-751-8400
SuttonLedge in Thyme Herb Perennial29 Michaud Dr802-467-3943
SwantonHamlen’s Garden Center157 Street Albans Road802-868-4255
VergennesAddison Gardens1530 Hopkins Road802-759-2529
Waterbury CenterGregg Hill Gardens3463 Gregg Hill Road802-244-7361
White River JctCarriage Shed119 VA Cutoff Road802-296-6057
WillistonFour Seasons Garden Center472 Marshall Avenue802-658-2433
WillistonGardener’s Supply Co Outlet64 Harvest Lane #10802-879-0099