May 15, 2011
Twenty years ago, the Great Tree Hunt took place in Waterloo Region under the direction of the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists.

Now, three LO Waterloo Chapter members and professional arborists, Phil Dickie, Mike Hayes and Greg Templeman, have undertaken the task to initiate the project with The 2011 Champion Tree Hunt of Waterloo Region. The purpose of the hunt is to locate and identify champion trees within the Region of Waterloo and to raise awareness of the value of tree preservation. The hunt began on May 2, and will close Sept. 30, 2011. Landscape Ontario is assisting the committee with setting up and running a website and with help from some potential key sponsors. The Chapter hopes the Champion Tree Hunt will generate an interest and involvement from residents within the Region of Waterloo.

To locate the website, go to Tree Hunt.

In 1992, when the original Great Tree Hunt was held, a total of 430 nominations were received.