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. 

Submit a Tree Order Request

Tree Request Forms are posted annually on October 1st and will remain posted until stock is "sold out".  We encourage requests to be placed before March 1st.  Submit your requests as early as possible for best selection.





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. 

Confirmation of Tree Order Requests

In early April, you will be sent confirmation via email (or mail, if requested) notifying you of the trees you will receive. 

How to Pick Up Your Trees

If you have requested less than 500 trees, your trees will be available to pick up from your local municipality.  Municipal Tree Days occur on a Saturday in late April or early May. . 

If you have requested 500+ trees, they will be available pick up at the Bradford Whitcombe Green Legacy Nursery (6714 Wellington Road 34 in Puslinch). Download the nursery location map (PDF).


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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