Meaford

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.

148 year-old Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 4.4 tonnes
2 Sugar Maple trees
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered:
Tree 1: 3.6 tonnes
Tree 2: 3.4 tonnes
121 year-old Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 2 tonnes
110 year-old Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 3.8 tonnes
128 year-old Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 3.4 tonnes
Meaford Launch Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 3.4 tonnes
201 year-old Sugar Maple
Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 8.9 tonnes
115 year-old English Oak
Leith Cemetery, Meaford
Carbon Sequestered: 3.8 tonnes

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

Tree of the Year

Are you looking to nominate a tree in this area? Submit to [email protected]. To nominate a tree, submit a photo or drawing with up to 150 words describing why it deserves to be crowned “Tree of the Year.” Check out updates on news coverage and nominations here. Sponsored by the Echo Foundation!


Art Exhibition and Sale at Meaford Hall: A beautifully restored & renovated century old landmark building

In July & August 2023, Meaford Hall, hosted an exhibit focusing on Tom Thomson’s life and death.   As part of this important exhibition, Meaford Tree Trust organized an accompaniying 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

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.

Community Support & Sponsors

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