Centre Wellington

Centre Wellington’s Tree Trust Trees

Click on each caption to learn more about the tree’s story.

Two Northern Catalpas
Elora Centre for the Arts
Carbon Sequestered: 11,398 kg
200 year-old Sugar Maple
Church St., Elora
Carbon Sequestered: 18,921 kg
Sugar Maple
McNab St., Elora
Carbon Sequestered: 15,096 kg
Earth Day Celebration Silver Maple
St. Mary Immaculate, Salem
Carbon Sequestered: 8,905 kg
175 year-old Silver Maple
John St., Elora
Carbon Sequestered: 9,519 kg
160 year-old Sugar Maple
Garafraxa St. West, Fergus
Carbon Sequestered: 10,106 kg
Four 150 year-old Sugar Maples
Side Road 15, Elora
Carbon Sequestered: 41,528 kg
Queen Victoria Sugar Maple
Garafraxa St. East, Fergus
Carbon Sequestered: 8,594 kg
163 year-old Sugar Maple
Elora Centre for the Arts
Carbon Sequestered: 12,402 kg
175 year-old Red Oak
Wellesley St., Elora
Carbon Sequestered: 16,904 kg
The First Tree Trust Tree
Elora Community Centre
Carbon Sequestered: 12,621 kg
Silver Maple on Earth Day at the Museum & Archives.


We wouldn’t be able to help these trees without you. Help us preserve our next tree by donating here. And if you know of mature trees in Centre Wellington’s parks and public spaces that need help, you can nominate them here.
For more information, feel free to contact us at: [email protected]

About Centre Wellington Tree Trust

Tree Trust was established by the Elora Environment Centre in June 2019 as a way to help some of the important trees in our community. Little did we know that in less than two years, five more Chapters would adopt the program to preserve their own local trees.

Since launching, we have stewarded 10 trees – from a Sugar Maple famously planted by Canada’s first archeologist David Boyle, to a tree planted in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, we are proud to be preserving the natural heritage which defines Centre Wellington as a community. You can learn about all of the trees we’ve cared for here.

Want to learn more about what we’re doing in Centre Wellington? Check out some of our interviews here.

“There’s no amount of planting new trees that can make up for the value of an old tree.”

Dr. Eimear O’Neill, Homeowner

Chapter Events & News

Centre Wellington’s Tree of the Year 2023

Centre Wellington’s Tree of the Year 2023 winner is the beautiful Black Walnut in Fergus.

Black Walnut
249 Garafraxa St E
Fergus

Approximately 120-130 years old

DBH: 95.5 cm
Height: 21 m
Canopy: 30 m
Carbon Stored: 5.3 ton
Storm Water Intercepted: 23,518 L

With over 4 nominations alone, the Black Walnut deserves to be recognized as Tree of the Year!
Click here for all of the winning trees across Southern Ontario and news coverage for Centre Wellington’s winner.

Meet Centre Wellington’s Tree Trust Coordinator

Krista is a Biophsyical Environment & Conservation graduate of the University of Guelph and has a passion for the arts, outdoors, and environmental awareness. She’s best-found hiking, creating or in the garden up to her elbows in plants.

For more information about the program, please contact Krista at [email protected].

Braedon’s academic journey includes a Master’s in Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto, where he received the 2023 T.W. Dwight Prize for academic excellence.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Tree Trust, which is making a meaningful contribution to tackling the climate crisis and tree education,” says Braedon.

For more information, please contact Braedon at [email protected]a.

Meet Centre Wellington’s Tree Trust Arborist

Phil Guenter is owner and lead climber of Baum Tree Care. He graduated from Humber College in the Arboriculture Apprenticeship program and from Sir Sanford Fleming College as a Forestry Technician. He has been an arborist for over 15 years and is extremely passionate about trees and their conservation.

He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Ontario Chapter. He volunteers his time with various tree stewardship groups in Center Wellington such as  Neighbourwoods on the Grand & Communitrees.

Baum Professional Tree Care is a family owned and operated tree service in Center Wellington since 2009. We specialize in tree climbing which allows us to work on your tree with less impact to your yard from heavy equipment.

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