The mission of the Green Legacy Programme is to change our community's view towards the value of trees and the environment. Through education and involvement in the Green Legacy, the people of Wellington will increase forest cover to a healthy level, creating a green infrastructure, which will ensure ongoing environmental benefits and help adapt to climate change.

Some of the Key Objectives are:

  • Educating the public about the value of trees and the natural environment.
  • Actively involving the public in community forest process - the gathering of seed, growing of nursery stock, and planting and caring for young trees.
  • Providing an ongoing supply of young trees to meet demand.

A document entitled "Strategic Directions" was approved by the County in 2008. All of the trees are now provided at no charge. For the most part, all of the components reported remain the same.

 The Green Legacy® Programme Documentary