Nominations now open for 2024 Piedmont Heritage Trees

Ceanothus trees at the Linda-Kingston triangle submitted by Patty Dunlap in 2023 and Jamie Totsubo in 2022

Do you have a favorite tree in Piedmont’s parks and public spaces? Nominate it to become a City of Piedmont Heritage Tree.

Piedmont’s Heritage Tree program, which began in 2018, aims to raise awareness and appreciation for our diverse urban forest. Each year, the Park Commission selects up to five trees from a pool of community nominations to receive the Heritage Tree designation.

Previously selected trees include the evergreen dogwoods that bloom each spring in front of City Hall, the grove of dawn redwoods surrounding the lawn area in Dracena Quarry Park, and the row of autumn blaze maples lining the 400 block of Wildwood Avenue.

To nominate a tree or group of trees, complete the online nomination form by Friday, March 22. You’ll be asked for:

  • A brief description of the tree and what makes it noteworthy
  • Address or general location
  • Photos of the tree, if available

The Park Commission will consider trees for the title based on aesthetic, educational, or historical qualities. Any tree in Piedmont’s parks or public spaces is eligible for consideration. Trees on private property will not be considered.

This year’s class of Heritage Trees will be announced at the April 3, 2024 Park Commission meeting and highlighted at the City’s annual Arbor Day celebration, which will take place on Friday, April 26 at Community Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nominators of selected trees will be recognized as part of the Arbor Day program and receive a limited-edition Piedmont Heritage Tree lapel pin.

Explore all of Piedmont’s Heritage Trees in interactive map
Trees selected for this year’s class will join 28 others that have received the designation since the program began in 2018.

Last year’s winners were:

  • Ceanothus Trees at the Linda-Kingson Triangle, nominated by Patty Dunlap and Jamie Totsub
  • Copper Beech in Crocker Park, nominated by Alicia Bacon
  • Mulberry Trees at Hampton Park, nominated by the students of Piedmont Play School and the Piedmont Recreation Department’s Walking on Wednesday group
  • Palm Tree at the Piedmont Recreation Department building, nominated by the students of Hillside preschool
  • Coast Live Oaks at the Tot Lot in Piedmont Park, nominated by Piedmont Connect and Connie Herrick

An interactive map of all 28 Heritage Trees is available on the City’s website at
With questions about the Heritage Tree program, contact Parks & Project Manager Nancy Kent at

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