The Arboretum project was inspired by a desire for a local, informative and welcoming centre where residents could see various tree species growing, be encouraged to plant native trees on their own properties, take action on climate change and enhance the urban forest.

20 of Ontario’s native trees and 11 native shrubs have been specially planted and labelled in an easily accessible park on Delrex Boulevard in Georgetown. Some of these native species are threatened with local extinction.

The site is a signature location for the Trees for Halton Hills 65,000 Tree Challenge. The highly visible open space, located adjacent to a school and a local ravine, had been identified as underused and due for remediation.  The park will grow more attractive as the trees mature. Its impact will endure far beyond the lifetimes of the volunteers who plant its trees.

Have a look!

Click on the image above for a Breakfast Television video piece on the Arboretum project

Native Trees in the Arboretum

  • White Pine
  • American White Elm
  • Bur Oak
  • Serviceberry
  • Cucumber Magnolia
  • Red Mulberry
  • Pagoda Dogwood
  • Red Oak
  • Hackberry
  • Black Cherry
  • Redbud
  • American Sycamore
  • Tulip Tree
  • River Birch
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Shagbark Hickory
  • Pawpaw
  • Eastern White Cedar
  • Sugar Maple
  • White Spruce

Native Shrubs in the Arboretum

  • Winterberry Holly
  • Witch-hazel
  • Spicebush
  • John’s Wort
  • Serviceberry
  • Nannyberry
  • American Elderberry
  • Highbush Cranberry
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Bush Honeysuckle
  • Black Chokeberry

To find out more about each of the trees in the Arboretum visit our Native Trees page.


Halton Hills, ON.