Heritage Trees

A heritage tree is a tree that is granted protection from removal and is identified for its unique, important, and culturally relevant role.

According to Tree’s Ontario, a heritage tree is a noble specimen because of its size, form, shape, beauty, age, colour, variety, genetic constitution, or other distinctive features. It is a living relic that displays evidence of cultural modification by Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal people, including strips of bark or knot- free wood removed, test hole cut to determine soundness, furrows cut to collect pitch or sap, or blazes to mark a trail.

It is a prominent community landmark; a specimen associated with a historic person, place or event or period; a representative of a crop grown by ancestors and their successors that is at risk of disappearing from cultivation. It is a tree associated with local folklore, myths, legends or traditions; a specimen identified by members of a community as deserving heritage recognition.

Click any of the links below to learn more about our magnificent heritage trees!

What Are Heritage Trees

Protect Heritage Trees

Identifying Heritage Trees

Heritage Tree Publications

Celebrate Heritage Trees