Trees Ontario’s, Ontario Heritage Tree Program identifies and records the location of heritage trees in the province. Heritage trees are identified and assessed based on their age, size, appearance, and most importantly their cultural and historical significance. The identification of these trees will enable Trees Ontario and community minded organizations to locate potential native seed sources of legacy trees. Collecting these seeds will ensure native stock is grown and available for future planting (excerpt from the Trees Ontario website).
The DVTK have to date nominated the two trees shown below. Both are now recognized and shown on the Forests Ontario map. Please note that this map needs to be enlarged (+) until you can see two overlapping icons: one on top for the Tulip Tree and one below for the Chinquapin Oak.
This majestic tulip tree on private residential property at 35 Cross Street, Dundas, was nominated in 2011 and has since qualified for recognition by Trees Ontario as a heritage tree. Detail of its beautiful tulip-like spring flowers to the left in the menu bar. For more technical details and photos of this tree species go to the Ontario Shrubs and Trees website.
This rare Chinquapin Oak in Fisher's Mill Park stands on the former playing field of Dundas District High School (as photographed before the conversion to loft condominiums got underway in 2012 and is now completed). For more technical details and photos of this tree species go to the Ontario Shrubs and Trees website. Winter view below shows the Dundas Peak in the distance. Photo taken in December 2011?