ORDERS ARE CLOSED - Reopening October 2023 

The County of Wellington is distributing over 150,000 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. Seedlings are distributed free to residents of Wellington County, local environmental groups, service clubs, schools and Wellington's member municipalities. 

New Ordering Process

It's time for a change!  We hope this new process provides a more reliable experience for residents to requests trees grown by the Green Legacy Programme.

To place an order, you must be granted access to the order form.  Sign-up will open Monday, September 11, 2023.  Orders will be accepted starting Monday, October 2, 2023 at 10:00am.  We strongly suggest creating an account before October 2, 2023 so that you can have access on opening day.  Free trees 'sell out' extremely quickly, some species within the first hour.

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.

How to Order:
1.  Click "Request Trees".
2.  Click "Log In".  Enter your email and password.  First time log in will prompt you to create a password.  
3.  View the available products and add them to your cart.
4.  Checkout.
5.  You will receive an email from "Inflow Showroom" as a record of your order.  Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox.  

Note:  We do our best to fulfill all species and quantities requested, however they are not guaranteed. If your order requires modification you will receive an updated order in April 2024.   

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.  

Request TreesRequest Planting AssistancePurchase Mulch Mats
and Rodent Guards

Why Plant Green Legacy Seedlings? 
Green Legacy trees are grown from source-identified seeds.  Many of our seeds are collected locally by staff and volunteers, while others are purchased from reliable sources.  Choosing seeds from appropriate seed zones and eco-districts is important.  This makes them more adaptable to seasonal temperatures, precipitation, and threats like pests and disease. They also have an increased chance of survival and greater growth potential.
 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. Let us know on your tree request form 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 be scheduled on a delivery route, you 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 -  Complete list to be provided end of September
White Cedar    
Red Pine    
Eastern White Pine    
Norway Spruce    
White Spruce    

*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)

Helpful Links
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When is the best time to submit a Tree Order Request?
Tree Order Requests open annually in October. We suggest booking early for the best selection. We do our best to fulfill all species and quantities requested, however they are not guaranteed.
Q: Why are there different species available each year?
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.
Q: How big are the seedlings that are distributed?
Seedlings average 15-40cm. Their height varies greatly depending on the species. There can also be a variety of sizes within each bundle.
Q: Are there any rules for where I can plant my trees?
Trees must be planted in Wellington County. Provided they are on your own property, you are free to plant the trees wherever you like. Keep in mind that some places are generally inappropriate to plant; i.e. on septic beds or under power lines.
Q: What can I do if I place a Tree Order Request and do not receive all the trees I wanted?

You are automatically placed on a waiting list for all of the seedlings that are unavailable to meet your request. If there are unclaimed trees at the end of our distribution, you will be notified if we can offer any of those seedlings to fulfill your original request.
The Green Legacy Programme offers free seedlings annually. You can always place another request next year.