Tree Orders

The County of Wellington is distributing over 160,000 trees this year. 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. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Trees must be planted in Wellington County within one of the seven member municipalities. 

Note: The City of Guelph is a separate single tier municipality.

  • Trees 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question?  Download our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit a Tree Order Request - October 1st, 2019 to April 15th, 2020

After April 15th At the end of the distribution season (likely the third week of May) ALL LEFTOVER SEEDLINGS will be available to pick up at the Bradford Whitcombe Green Legacy Nursery in Puslinch. 

Online Tree Order Form  Hardcopy PDF Order Form


January 13, 2020 - In order to process the increasing number of orders being received, we will NOT be accepting orders after April 15th, 2020. 

Dec 18, 2019 - Only 5 species remain available on our order form.  White Cedar, White Pine, Red Pine, White Spruce and Norway Spruce.  We started the ordering season with Dogwoods, Elm, Hickory, Maples, Oaks, Buckeye, Redbud, Sumac and Walnuts.  If you're still looking for hardwoods, some will be available at your local Municipal Tree Day and remember to click "Subscribe to this Page" to receive notifications when we update this page. 

Oct 4, 2019 - Please keep in mind the availability of trees can change daily as we receive orders.  Also, the diversity of species we grow, and how much, is affected by nature and the production of seeds.  To propagate our new tree seedlings, we start them from seeds.  When nature does not cooperate, please understand that we are doing our best to grow what we can and see that it is appropriately distributed to all of the Programme participants. 

Planting Help

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. Let us know on your tree request form if you're interested.  

How to Pick Up Your Trees

In early April, you will receive an email outlining the details of when and where to pick up your trees. 

Email is our most common method of communication.  You may request paper copies via regular mail.

Orders placed ON or PRIOR to APRIL 15th will be delivered to your local Municipal Tree Day.  If you are unable to pick up your trees on that date, please contact us to schedule a date and time to pick up your order at the Bradford Whitcombe Green Legacy Nursery in Puslinch.

ALL ORDERS OF 500+ TREES will be will be available to pick up at the Bradford Whitcombe Green Legacy Nursery in Puslinch.  Monday – Friday:  9am-3pm and some Saturdays (dates and times to be determined).  Please contact us to schedule your pickup.  We ask for a minimum of 3 days notice in order to prepare your order and have it ready for you.


Do You Need Some Tree Advice?

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

Other Useful Tree Links:




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