Heritage Tree nominations underway

Reclining Coast Live Oak in Piedmont Park | Photo credit: Brian Mahany

The Piedmont Park Commission invites the public to nominate public trees for Heritage Tree status.

The Heritage Tree program is an opportunity for the community to seek out and to recognize the distinctive trees in Piedmont’s urban forest. Nominated trees will be considered based on their aesthetic, educational, or historical merits and must grow on public property, such as parks, medians, and streets. If you previously nominated a special tree that was not chosen, feel free to renominate. 

Winners from previous years

Piedmont’s Heritage Trees include the grove of Eastern Redbuds at the west end of Piedmont Park off Wildwood, nominated by Lisa Kieraldo; the massive Coast Redwood growing in front of 71 Hazel Lane, nominated by Cindy Rafton; the four evergreen Dogwoods that frame the City Hall entrance, nominated by Bobbe Stehr and Mark Enea; the reclining Coast Live Oak in Piedmont Park (at top), nominated by Will, Finn, and Max Brumfiel; the dense grove of 18 Coast Redwoods in the traffic triangle at Wildwood, Nova and Magnolia, nominated by Gail Lombardi and Claire Faughnan; the Coast Redwood outside Community Hall (used as the annual holiday tree), nominated by Sue Herrick and Cameron Wolfe; a group of ten Highland Poplars behind Exedra Plaza, nominated by Jim Horner; a row of seven Dawn Redwoods growing in the former quarry at Dracena Park, nominated by Lyle Gordon; and the Southern Magnolia in the median triangle at Lexford and Hampton, nominated by Betsy Goodman.

Nominations due by March 19

The winning trees will be announced at the Park Commission hearing on April 7 and honored at this year’s virtual Arbor Day celebration on April 30.  To nominate a tree, visit the city website and complete the downloadable form.  For more information, please contact Nancy Kent atnkent@piedmont.ca.gov or 510-420-3064.

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