Heritage Trees

The Piedmont Heritage Tree Program was created by the City Council, acting upon a recommendation from the Park Commission, on January 16, 2018.

The overall intent of the Heritage Tree Policy is to:

  • Recognize and identify special and distinctive trees that are noteworthy by their size, unique species, prominent location or historical context in our parks or open spaces.
  • Encourage residents to visit City parks and open spaces to find trees eligible for heritage
    tree designation.
  • Promote the study of nature through the use, enjoyment, and greater awareness of our
    public parks, streets, and medians.

Applications for heritage trees are sought each year and the application period well publicized.

Since its inception, the Park Commission has designated 28 trees (or groups of trees) as City of Piedmont Heritage Trees. The map below shows the locations of Piedmont's Heritage Trees.