Green Legacy

Green Legacy logo with outline of a tree

For the last 20 years, The Green Legacy has been strengthening our community's view towards the value of trees and our environment. Through interactive education and community involvement, over 3 million+ Green Legacy trees have been planted in our communities, increasing our forest cover and creating green infrastructure that will ensure ongoing environmental benefits.

Green Legacy plaque mounted in front of blossoming trees

About the Green Legacy

In 2004, The Green Legacyᴼᴹ was a simple idea to plant 150,000 trees to celebrate the County's 150-year anniversary. That idea quickly grew and, 3 million+ planted trees later, we are now the largest municipal tree planting programme in North America.
The inside of a Green Legacy greenhouse on a bright sunny day with lots of small trees growing under the sun.

Our Nurseries

The County of Wellington operates two tree nurseries for the Green Legacy programme; the Bradford Whitcombe Green Legacy Tree Nursery (Puslinch) and the Northern Green Legacy Tree Nursery (Wellington North).
Group of people tree planting seedlings in a dirt field next to a grassy hill

Warden's Tree Planting

Each year over 100+ County of Wellington and member municipality staff members volunteer their time and plant trees in our communities.

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