Heritage Tree Program
The first Heritage Trees of Grants Pass. (From left to right: the Coast Redwoods of Martin Park, the Cork Oak at the Water Treatment Plant, and the California Black Oak at the southern end of SW 5th Street)
The Heritage Tree Program recognizes, fosters appreciation, and provides for the protection of Heritage Trees.
Heritage Trees are any tree or stand of trees designated by resolution of the City Council to be of significant community benefit due to age, size, species, horticultural quality, or historical value.
The policies and regulations of the Heritage Tree Program are in Chapter 10.02 of the Grants Pass Municipal Code.
Heritage Trees and Significant Trees
Heritage Trees are designated by City Council and are regulated under Chapter 10.02 of the Municipal Code. Significant Trees are recognized by the Urban Tree Advisory Committee through the annual Arbor Day Celebration awards. Significant Tree status gives recognition to home and business owners that retain trees of interest on their property. Unlike Heritage Tree designation, Significant Tree status does not add policies or regulations to the trees.
To see the list of Significant Trees, please visit the Significant Tree Registry.
Heritage Tree Nomination Form
To nominate a tree for Heritage Tree designation, a nomination form and narrative must be submitted to the City. For a detailed explanation of the nomination and designation process, please read section 10.02.160 of the Grants Pass Municipal Code.