Tree Toss - Conservators Center

Want a wild start to your new year?

When you’re facing the after-holiday blues after packing up the decorations and taking down the tree, never fear. Come celebrate the new year in a thrilling, unique way at our annual Tree Toss event.

Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that has become a tradition for our wild family. Each year, the friendly folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold trees to the Center, and we give them to our animals as a special form of holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of the pine and scratchy textures! If you’ve never seen wild animals receiving holiday trees, presents, and toys, don’t miss this chance.  We want to share this tradition with you. Come join the fun!

Observe Our Animals At Your Own Pace

Because Tree Toss is a self-guided walkabout event, you can spend as much time as you want admiring the residents you find the most fascinating. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the grounds to tell you about our animals and answer your questions.

You can also take a break to enjoy our favorite food truck, Porchetta, and adult beverages by Mystery Brewing and Iron Gate Vineyards.

Returning again in January 2019!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If there is inclement weather, you will be notified and the event will move to the rain date.

Event Schedule (approximate times, based upon last event)

11:30 am – Check in opens; Arthur’s Workshop Opens; Vendors Open
1:00 pm – Welcome Oofing; Large Animal Park Opens
2:15 pm – Small Animal Park Opens
3:30 pm – Farewell Oofing; Animal Park Closes
4:00 pm – Event Ends; Vendors Close

Make A Toy For A Critter!

We offer our residents more than just trees at this event—and you can help create these special gifts! Come early and join us for the crafty fun. No special skills are required, and we provide all the materials. All ages are welcome to participate!

Learn From Our Keepers and Experienced Animal Handlers

Throughout the event, our keepers will be giving keeper talks and target training demonstrations, and our experienced animal handlers will offer demonstrations of how we socialize, interact with, and enrich the lives of our animal residents.


$20 - 26per person

  • Senior Citizens 60+,
    Military, Students, and
    First Responders are eligible for
    discount with Valid ID

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Want to see your business highlighted here, as well as on a banner and our visitor handout? We still have room for sponsors!


$26per person

  • All Ages
  • 3 1/2 Hours
  • Open Park Event
  • Senior Citizens 60+,
    Military, Students, and
    First Responders are eligible for
    discount with Valid ID

Download the Official 2018 TreeToss Poster

Tree Toss Event Sponsorships

We are looking for event sponsorships from local businesses!

By giving to Tree Toss 2018, you’ll be supporting the Conservators Center and its animal residents. Currently, we are asking event sponsors for a tax-deductible contribution of $250. Your generosity will be recognized at our events in several ways. As a sponsor, your name and logo will be prominently displayed in the event information booklet that will be distributed to the 250+ guests that attend each event day, and on our event banner. We also would love to promote your business on our Facebook page, which has more than 25,000 followers! Additionally, a $100.00 donation level is available; we would recognize your generosity on our event booklets and banner in text.

Please give us a call at 336.421.0883 or email for more information.

Accessibility, Safety, and Pets

The Conservators Center's park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. For this event, if you have accessibility needs, please call us at 336-421-0885 to make arrangements ahead of time. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.

If you are planning to visit the Center, please take a moment to review our park information and tour waiver. If you'd like, you can also print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to arrival. Waivers and release forms will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.

For safety reasons, the Conservators Center does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Center will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.