What Are Heritage Trees


Trees Ontario, in partnership with the OUFC, launched the Heritage Tree program in 2009. The program identifies and records the location of heritage trees across the province. Anyone can nominate a tree by calling Tree’s Ontario (1.877.646.1193) or by registering yourself as a nominator. To learn more, visit www.forestsontario.ca.

Where Are Ontario’s Heritage Trees?

Below is a sample of some Heritage trees designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act as of May 2011. Each tree has a Municipal Designation By-laws to protect it.

• Carolinian Oak Tree
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township
Mill Road (north side), 350 meters west of CPR, Colborne Township,
Huron County
Opposite Part 5, Plan 22, R-676 Block A
Bylaw 003-1992

• The Blacksmith’s Tree
15260 Yonge St, Aurora
Plan 246, Part Lots 15, 16, 21, 17, 18, 19
Bylaw 5053-08.R
Notice of Intention to Repeal Bylaw – June 2010

• Osage Orange Tree Hedgerow
5400 Old School Rd, Caldeon
E1/2 Lot 23, Conc 5 EHS; west side of Torbram Road running north from Old School Road
Bylaw 99-24; 99-120

• Manor House (stable and Cottonwood Tree)
Georgina Township
153 High St, Sutton
Block 53, Plan 69
Bylaw 91-57

Tree Stand
10 Grant Avenue, Grimsby
Part 1st St., Part 2nd St., Part Bowslaugh Ave., Lots 322- 325, Lots 370- 375, Plan 64, Part Lot 3, Concession 1
Bylaw 010-40

• Double-Trunked Maple Tree
Hamilton
Lot 28 Concession 9
Bylaw 244-82

• Speyside Royal Oak (English oak tree)
11445 Highway 25, Halton Hills
Part Lot 18, Concession 3, Part 1, Plan 20R-1522
Bylaw 2007-0077

• The White Oak
438 Botsford St, Newmarket
Lot 56, Part Lot 58, Plan 81
Bylaw 2005-44