Do you know a tree in Norfolk County that has a story to tell? We want to know!

We are looking for trees in Norfolk that are historically significant and could be nominated to the Ontario Heritage Tree Program.

What is a Heritage Tree?

  • A notable specimen because of its size, form, shape, beauty, age, colour, rarity, genetic constitution, or other distinctive features;
  • A living relic that displays evidence of cultural modification by Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal people, including strips of bark or knot-gree wood removed, test hole cut to determine soundness, furrows cut to collect pitch or sap, or blazes to mark a trail;
  • A prominent community landmark;
  • A specimen associated with a historic person, place, event or period;
  • A representative of a crop grown by ancestors and their successors that is at risk of disappearing from cultivation;
  • A tree associated with local folklore, myths, legends, or traditions;

For further information or to nominate a tree in Norfolk County, please contact:

Norfolk County Forestry
Phone: 519-426-5870 or 226-NORFOLK x 2224