Green Legacy’s free trees Saturday

This county’s seven municipalities will each be giving away 5,000 tree seedlings  start­ing this Saturday morning and continuing until May 10.

And all seven munici­pali­ties are hoping to benefit area projects – even though the trees are free. Minto, Puslinch, and Mapleton will be giving their trees away starting this Satur­day.

Guelph-Eramosa Town­­ship will be holding its giveaway on May 3, with the remaining municipalities distri­bu­ting May 10. All municipalities are collecting for their local food banks except Wellington North, which is collecting cash dona­tions for the Arthur swimming pool and the new Mount Forest Sports complex.

The following are the locations and times that pick-ups begin:

– Minto, April 26 at 9am, at the town office at 5941 on Highway 89, with the contact being Louise Bexton, 519-343-4525;

– Puslinch, April 26, at 8:30am, at the Puslinch com­munity centre in Aberfoyle, contact Brad Whitcombe at 519-763-1226 or email him at;

– Mapleton, 9am, township office at 7275 Sideroad 16, contact Kym Buron, 519-638-3313 or email her at kburt­;

– Guelph-Eramosa, 9am, Rockmosa community centre  at 74 Christie Street, in Rock­wood, contact Robyne Milne, 519-856-9696, extension 110 or email;

– Erin, 10am, Erin town office roads garage at 5684 County Road 24, contact John Brennan, 519-833-7309 or at;

– Centre Wellington, May 10, 8am, at the Pilkington garage across from the Grand River Slots on County road 21, contact Walt Visser at 519-837-7727 or waltvisser@­sym­pati­co.­ca; and

– Wellington North, at the township office at 7490 Side­road 7 West, in Kenil­worth, contact Cathy Conrad, 519-848-3620, extension 21.

Municipality get the trees from county Green Legacy program.