Mar 6 2018

Nominations: Heritage Trees on Piedmont Public Property

Your Tree Nominations are Sought Now!

The Piedmont Park Commission will discuss the nomination process at its meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.  Park Commissioner Jim Horner proposed the heritage trees policy to celebrate notable trees on public property.  Horner, the author of “Trees of the Berkeley Campus,” presented the proposal to the City Council at their January 16, 2018 meeting. The Council unanimously approved the designation of Heritage Trees on public property.

The Park Commissioners and staff have discussed nominating individual  trees or groups of trees located on City owned property.

Nominations for Heritage Tree designation will be reviewed by Public Works staff [and possibly a subcommittee] and presented to the Park Commission for consideration at its regular meeting on April 4 th. Trees selected for designation in 2018 will be formally announced at Arbor Day on Thursday April 19, 2018.

READ the policy and staff report HERE.

Resolved, that the Park Commission requests the public to submit nominations for Heritage Tree Program by Friday, March 16m 2018, to be evaluated, and then presented at the April 4, 2018 Park Commission meeting.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate trees or groups of trees located on City owned property.  Nominations should be promptly forwarded to Nancy Kent, Parks & Project Manager, or contact her at (510) 420-3064

Nomination Form > Heritage Tree Application Form 2018 

Nominations: Due by March 16, 2018

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