About Meaford Tree Trust
Thanks to Georgian Bay, Meaford’s superb growing conditions have produced many tall centuries-old trees from a broad spectrum of species and varieties. Now, Meaford residents have the opportunity to help protect and preserve these majestic trees. Which is exactly what Tree Trust does.
In 2021, Tree Trust Meaford will begin its mission to preserve senior trees on the town-land. These giant trees, often over 200 years old, receive little or no care. Through Tree Trust, local professional arborists will help save, and care for these amazing trees, one by one. And you can help!
Tree Trust Meaford accepts online donations. And if you know of mature trees in Meaford’s parks and public spaces that need help, you can nominate them here.
Our Tree Trust Approved Arborist is Tobias Effinger, a highly-skilled and talented professional from Arboreal Tree Care.
Want to learn more about what we’re doing in Meaford? Listen to some of our interviews here.
“On my morning walks I’m now looking at all trees with the thought of Tree Trust care in mind. I look forward to seeing the work completed at the cemetery and thank you for bringing such a wonderful organization to Meaford.”Shirley Keaveney, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Meaford
Meaford’s Tree Trust Trees
Click on each caption to learn more about the tree’s story.
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 Meaford’s parks and public spaces that need help, you can nominate them here.
For more information, feel free to contact us at: [email protected]
Chapter Events & News
Art Exhibition and Sale at Meaford Hall:
A beautifully restored & renovated century old landmark building
In July & August 2023, Meaford Hall, will be hosting an exhibit focusing on Tom Thomson’s life and death. As part of this important exhibition, Meaford Tree Trust is organizing a sale and auction of work depicting the 117 year old Royal Oak located in the Leith Cemetery beside Tom Thomson’s headstone.
Visit the Auction Page to see the exhibition pieces from 33 Southern Ontario Artists
For additional information contact:
Pete Russell, Tree Trust Meaford Coordinator
[email protected] or (519)-599-1074
Meaford Tree of the Year
We all love trees, but if you love one tree more than all the rest, it might just become the Tree of the Year
Do you know of a special tree that deserves to be honoured as our Tree of the Year? Tell us about it by submitting below:
We will also have paper forms at the Refillery and look for an article published in the Meaford Independent!
Meet Meaford’s Tree Trust Coordinator
Born and raised in Northern Quebec, Pete Russell has lived in several small towns across Southern Ontario. He developed a bond with and appreciation of the natural world through his long experience with going wilderness canoe trips and hiking. Pete brought Tree Trust to Meaford in 2021.
To learn more about Tree Trust Meaford, you can contact Pete at: [email protected]
Meet Meaford’s Tree Trust Arborist
Arboreal was established in 2001 to offer the Blue Mountains/Southern Georgian Bay region with an arboriculture firm to provide tree care of the highest standard.
Certified arborists on staff ensure that the prescribed action for trees in our care is carried out to the highest level, while maintaining a professional membership with ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) ensures we keep abreast of the latest techniques and research in our field.
Our equipment compliments our professional team by being up to date and meeting or exceeding the standards set for our industry. From large items such as using modern well maintained engines in our equipment to ensure efficiency and environmental responsibility, to important smaller details such as our use of biodegradable bar oil for our chainsaws so that no petroleum products are left at your site.
Our methodology is based in responsibility, respect and accountability towards the living organisms on which we practice our craft and to the clients who have chosen to use our services.