About Green Legacy

Our Story

Tree planting is the act of putting down roots and contributing to the future. The Green Legacy will grow for many years to come.

The Green Legacy is a tree planting program in the County of Wellington that started in 2004 to celebrate the county's 150-year anniversary. It has since grown to be the largest municipal tree planting program in North America, with over three million trees planted by community partners. 

The Green Legacy caught the attention of the United Nations, and in 2010 the programme was recognized under the Billion Tree Campaign for their help in the fight against climate change. 

The mission of the Green Legacy is to strengthen the community's view towards the value of trees and the environment, creating a green infrastructure to ensure ongoing environmental benefits and help the County adapt to climate change.

The Green Legacy Programme Documentary (2010) 


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