Nominations for Heritage Trees for 2019 are now being accepted by the Park Commission. The Heritage Tree program, created last year under the leadership of Park Commissioner Jim Horner, provides an opportunity for the Piedmont community to recognize special and distinctive trees.
Last year, four trees were chosen as the City’s inaugural Heritage Trees from more than a dozen proposed. Mayor McBain recognized the four winning trees and the citizens who nominated them at Piedmont’s annual Arbor Day celebration in April.
The 2018 designated trees and nominators included:
- The Coast Redwood at the Community Center, nominated by Sue Herrick and Cameron Wolfe
- The Highland Poplars at the Exedra, nominated by Jim Horner
- The Dawn Redwoods in Dracena Park, nominated by Lyle Gordon
- The Southern Magnolia at Lexford and Hampton, nominated by Betsy Goodman.
Trees will be evaluated on their aesthetic, education, or historical metrics. The trees must be on public property, such as parks, medians and streets, and nominations are welcome from anyone in the community. After vetting by the Public Works department arborists, qualifying trees will be forwarded to the Park Commission for review and selection.