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The County of Wellington's Green Legacy Programme is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary in 2024.  Thank you to everyone who has placed an order and planted trees.  The County, along with its partner Conservation Authorities, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry promote the planting of trees and care of forests in Wellington County. Annually, over 150,000 seedlings are distributed free to residents of Wellington County, local environmental groups, service clubs, schools and Wellington's member municipalities. 

Sign-up Anytime!  Orders will re-open in October 2024 for Spring 2025 distribution.  We encourage you to create an account now so you are one step closer to making your order for next Spring.  

How to Sign Up (Create an Account):
1.  Click "Request Trees".
2.  Click "Sign Up".  Fill in your full name, email, and address.
3.  Staff will then approve your request (provided you meet eligibility requirements).  When approval is granted you will receive an email from "Showroom".  Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox. You will need to accept the invitation.  

Note:  Approvals will be granted weekdays between 8:30am-4:00pm, excluding holidays.  

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Eligibility Requirements 

  • Trees must be planted in Wellington County within one of the seven member municipalities. You may check your property location using Explore Wellington Interactive Map.

Note: The City of Guelph is a separate single tier municipality, not a member municipality.

  • Trees may not be used for resale.
The minimum order is 10 trees (1 bundle) however, larger orders of 50 to 100+ trees are strongly encouraged. Trees are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Planting assistance requires an order of 500+ trees.  


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Frequently Ask Questions

 Planting Assistance
Orders of 500+ trees have the option of asking for planting assistance. The Green Legacy Programme may be able to pair you with a local school group to help get all those trees in the ground. These orders may also be eligible for upgrades to potted stock. Request Planting Assistance if you are interested.
Tree Deliveries 
Deliveries occur Monday - Friday (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday) throughout the month of April.

Once your order has been scheduled on a delivery route, you will receive an email prior to receiving your seedlings.
Deliveries begin in the South end of Wellington County, working towards the North. This allows us to provide trees to customers in the warmest areas first, where the weather is more appropriate for planting earlier in the season. Deliveries are weather dependent.

Seedlings will be delivered, no charge, to the end of your driveway in rural areas. In urban areas, we may place trees closer to a building where possible.
 2024 Tree Species -  Available October 2, 2023 at 10:00am
Species not listed on the order form are sold out.

White Cedar    Paper Birch    Red Maple* 
Red Pine    Bladdernut*    Silver Maple
Eastern White Pine       Button Bush*    Sugar Maple 
Norway Spruce    Choke Cherry    Ninebark* 
White Spruce    Crabapple*     Bur Oak 
Tamarack    Red Osier Dogwood    Red Oak 
European Larch    Silky Dogwood*    Swamp White Oak   
     American Elm*    Ohio Buckeye 
     Hackberry    American Plum
     Bitternut Hickory    Fragrant Sumac* 
     Shagbark Hickory    Staghorn Sumac
     Hoptree*    Tuliptree*
     Kentucky Coffeetree*      Black Walnut
 
   Honey Locust  

*fewer than 500 available

Planting and Care Instructions
Download our Planting and Care Instructions
Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

The Ontario Tree Atlas can 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

Choosing the Right Tree, A Landowner's Guide to Putting Down Roots (PDF)

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