“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
Trees are Meaford’s natural heritage
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 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!
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.
Old Trees’ Lament
Together, we stand.
Majestic and mighty some say.
Scarred and old, but still here.
Wearing the wounds of time.
Branching out, touching.
Sharing the gifts
Of the almighty Universe
With all around us, beneath us
And within the boughs of our embrace.
Hear us. Hear our lament.
Carried in the cry of eagles
And the mournful song of doves.
Spare us. Save us.
Our roots forever connected.
Our tired trunks
Storing wisdom and future memories.
Receive our gifts,
As we continue to give
The magic of life.
– Anne Boody Horwood
Meet Meaford’s Tree Trust coordinators
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.
Charlie Killin is a city boy now loving small-town life in Meaford. He connected with the town’s trees through working with arborists, and then grasped the opportunity to help bring Tree Trust to Meaford.