Arbor Day Drive Up Tree Seedling Give-away


Hello Taste NY Friend! 
You may or may not know we were planning another Arbor Day event at the Western NY Welcome Center this year but whoops, our plans were uprooted!
Let’s Try This Again…. Arbor Day Event 2.0! Our original Arbor Day festivities for this weekend got sawed down due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t matter to the trees that are coming our way! We will have 100 tree seedlings to give away for FREE to benefit the community, this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. No need to even get out of your car!  Included with the seedlings will be planting and care instructions, fun Arbor Day activities for the family, Taste NY and other contributing organizations’ information.
Choose ONE of 5 different native species (see attached Tree Chart for more information on these trees):

  • River Birch
  • Red Maple
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Tulip Tree
  • White Spruce

Here’s how it works:
1. To pre-order, call: 716-773-0970, email:, or message us on Facebook. We will need your name, your tree choice (from list above), phone #, and email. 
2. Wait for a confirmation email with further instructions.
3. When you arrive, please follow the signs to the pre-order parking area by our pergola and call or text 716-796-5932 to let us know you have arrived. No need to get out of your car, we will bring your order right to you!
For those that do not pre-order:
Follow the signs for the drive up loop by the playground. There, someone will take your tree order and bring it right to your car!

The show will go on! Our staff will be following social distancing guidelines, wearing face masks and gloves to keep everyone safe.  Let’s branch out and get these trees a new home! Happy Earth Day & Arbor Day!

Western NY Welcome Center
1999 Alvin Rd. Grand Island, NY 14072

Don’t forget! The Taste NY Market has all of your grocery staples: bread, milk, cheese, and more! We’re currently open 9 a.m. -6 p.m. every day of the week for your convenience.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event on our page:  Please share away! 


Molly Vigrass
Taste NY Assistant Market Manager
Western NY Welcome Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension | Erie County
1999 Alvin Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 |
Office: 716-773-0970