Promoting healthy urban forests in Centre Wellington
What we’re doing
The Bigger the Tree the Better!
We advocate for large stature trees whenever possible: Here’s why!
A marked difference between shade, cooling, habitat and frankly beauty.
It started with the sad decline of the Norway Spruce tree in front of the Municipal Centre in Elora. For years, it had served as the town’s much-loved Christmas tree, where the community gathered for its ceremonial lighting, hot chocolate and carols.
By 2005, it became clear that a new tree was the only solution and a collective effort to replace it was launched. Centre Wellington Public Works removed the old tree, the Grand River Conservation Authority donated a healthy new native white spruce and Centre Wellington Hydro funded the cost of spading in our new tree.
Community fanfare and celebration welcomed the tree on Earth Day 2006.
And with it, NeighbourWoods was established as the Urban Forest branch of the Elora Environment Centre.