Centre Wellington

Supporting legacy trees in your community.

When we started Tree Trust, we wanted to find ways for the community to support professional care for our big trees – trees that are such an important part of our natural heritage. In our first 8 months, we were delighted with the generous response from travellers who supported us as a way to help make up for their environmental footprint from flying and driving. These days, with travelling down to a trickle, we are encouraging tree lovers to send us their stories and pictures of trees that are meaningful. And, we hope, continue to provide financial support so that we can continue to provide care for our legacy trees.

Tree Trust, a program of the Elora Environment Centre

Our longest enduring program, Neighbourwoods, has a mission to educate, advocate and promote a healthy urban forest in Centre Wellington which includes Elora, Fergus and 3 outlying rural areas. For more than 10 years we have run a tree inventory program, one of the longest, if not THE longest citizen science inventory in Ontario. We also plant and steward trees and deliver a variety of special projects that advocate for tree awareness and appreciation. And of course, we initiated Tree Trust!

Know of a special tree that needs work? Nominate it here!

We are proud to work with our local Tree Trust Approved Arborist, Phil Guenter at Baum Tree Care.


Centre Wellington’s Tree Trust coordinator

Jaimie McDonald achieved a BA at Queen’s University in 2020. Her work with the Elora Environment Centre began back in 2017 when she led the Tree Inventory program during the summer. In 2019 she transitioned roles to become the Community Engagement Coordinator for Centre Wellington Tree Trust.

Jaimie developed a deep admiration for trees as a child when she would join her mother for daily walks on the trail.


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