Oct 01, 2020
Alison Morrison
Community Outreach Coordinator, The Green Legacy Programme for the County of Wellington

In 2004, The Green Legacy was just a simple idea to plant 150,000 trees to celebrate the County's 150 year anniversary. That idea has now grown to over two million trees planted in the County of Wellington by community partners, making it the largest municipal tree planting programme in North America.

The Green Legacy caught the attention of the United Nations in 2010, when the programme was recognized under the Billion Tree Campaign for their help in the fight against climate change. 

The environment remains a very significant political, social and economic issue that involves all levels of government and tree planting is an easy but effective way to improve the environment. The County of Wellington fosters local initiatives by providing trees free of charge to its residents and community groups.

The Green Legacy Programme is also responsible for organizing the Warden’s Tree Planting which has been an annual event for County and member Municipal staff since 2006.