The Westminster Tree Commission sponsors the Westminster Heritage Trees Program.
The City of Westminster Tree Commission established the Heritage Tree Program in 2011 to encourage residents and property owners to identify and protect individual trees or groups of trees that meet one or more of the following qualifications.
||A tree of exceptional size, form or rarity, or horticultural value|
||A tree of exceptional age, and/or associated with or contribution to an historic structure or with a noted person or historic event|
||A tree that is a prominent identifying feature of a community|
||A group of trees in a notable grove, avenue or other planting|
Anyone may nominate a tree or trees, but the person who owns the land on which the tree stands must consent to the nomination. Trees located in County right-of-way are not eligible. There are no regulatory restrictions associated with the designation.
Recognize, foster appreciation and inspire awareness of the contribution trees make to the community
Increase public awareness of the significance and importance of trees
Draw attention to and protect unique trees
Encourage public participation in identification and perpetuation of heritage trees
Connect the past to the present by preserving historic trees for the enjoyment of future generations
Increase public awareness of the important contribution of trees to our cultural and community history
Provide property owners with recognition and reward for preservation of significant heritage trees
Nominated trees will be inspected by a certified arborist to ensure criteria are met.
For questions about the Westminster Heritage Tree Program, please call (410) 848-9000 or email HeritageTree@westgov.com.