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Heritage Trees

The Heritage Tree Program helps foster an appreciation of trees, and promotes public awareness that heritage trees are a living and distinct resource for the Fort Worth community. Nominations are reviewed annually, and newly designated trees are announced at the city’s Arbor Day celebration in October.

To be considered, trees must be located within the Fort Worth city limits and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Possess an unusual size, age, species significance or other characteristic that contributes to its heritage status. The Memorial Bur Oak in Pecan Valley Park is one example.
  • Be located on a historic site, such as the Trader’s Oak, or contribute to the history of a site, such as the Turner Oak.
  • Enjoy notoriety, such as the I-30 homeless Christmas tree.
  • Serve as a well known landmark, such as the Martel Avenue and Oakland Boulevard pecan trees.
  • Contribute to significant community ties, such as the trees growing in the middle of Crestwood Drive.

Heritage Tree Map

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4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2200
Fort Worth, TX 76115


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