The 2016 Green Legacy Tree Request Form

The County of Wellington is distributing 162,000 trees in 2016. The County, along with its partners the Grand River Conservation Authority, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Wellington County Stewardship Council promote the planting of trees and care of forests in Wellington County. 

Eligibility Requirements

Trees must be planted in Wellington County and may not be used for resale. Seedlings are distributed free to residents of Wellington County, local environmental groups, service clubs, schools and Wellington's local municipalities. If you would like to support the programme you can make a tax deductible charitable donation. These funds will go towards the educational component of the Green Legacy Programme.  

How to Submit a Tree Request

Submit your Tree Request Form

A hard copy of the form can be downloaded here or contact Jacquie Corley at or 519.546.2228.

Confirmation of Tree Requests

Confirmation of the Tree Requests will be emailed or mailed in early April, 2016. You will be notified of the date for pick up in your confirmation letter.

How to Pick Up Your Trees

Your trees will be available at the Green Legacy Nursery (southern location - 6714 Wellington Road #34, Cambridge) if you have requested more than 500 trees. If you have requested less than 500 trees, your trees will be available at your municipality. Municipal Tree Distribution Days occur the last Saturday of April and the first two Saturdays in May. 

Please contact Jacquie Corley at or 519.546.2228 to arrange pick up at the Green Legacy Nursery (southern location).

Do You Need Some Tree Advice?

Want to know which trees grow best in your community? Need some advice on how to plant a tree in your backyard? The Ontario Tree Atlas can help.

Just click on the map at the above website and the Tree Atlas will help you:

  • Identify native Ontario tree species using pictures of bark, fruit, cones, leaves and needles
  • Learn which species grow best in your area, including tips on when and how to plant a tree
  • Understand what types of soil and sun exposure will help a tree thrive


 "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." - Nelson Henderson