Queen Victoria Sugar Maple receives life-extending care

Phil Guenter and his team at Baum Tree Care spent most of the day on July 31, 2020, preserving one of the Queen Victoria Sugar Maples using conservation arboriculture practices to extend the tree’s life. You can watch Phil talk about the whole process here.


In 1897, Sugar Maples were planted along the streets of Centre Wellington to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Over a century later, we still enjoy many of the mature trees planted during this time; however, many of them need our help. And that’s where Tree Trust comes in.

Homeowner Brett stands beside Queen Victoria Sugar Maple.


“We noticed that our large maple tree had some dead branches when we first moved here last August but weren’t thinking it was a big issue and also weren’t sure what to do about it yet. When Claudia and I saw the big beautiful trees being removed across the street it almost brought tears to our eyes. That was when we contacted Baum Tree Care. Phil came out promptly and put our minds at ease that he felt our tree was still in good shape and it just needed a good pruning. He and Serena were very helpful and directed us to contact the Township about our tree. Somehow, though, wheels were already in motion and we shortly found out that Tree Trust had taken an interest in our tree and we would have nothing to worry about. Our beautiful maple is now looking fit and happy! Thank you to everyone involved in this project and the preservation of this amazing tree!”

Brett and Claudia, homeowners

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