Centre Wellington


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

Dr. Eimear O’Neill, homeowner

About Tree Trust Centre Wellington

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? Listen to some of our interviews here.

Our sponsors and supporters

“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

Meet our Chapter 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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