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Do you have a favorite tree in Brandon? Does it have major historical significance, is it exceptional in size, rare or notable for other reasons?

In October of 2015 Manitoba was the first to launch a provincial Heritage Tree Program in Canada with the help of the Manitoba Sustainability Department, Manitoba Forestry Association and Think Trees Winnipeg.

Trees of interest are:

  • Historic or Culturally significant – associated with an important historic event or have considerable cultural importance
  • Record – the largest, broadest, or oldest of their species in Manitoba or an example of a species that is extremely rare in Manitoba
  • Notable – found in a unique location, have unique characteristics or features, or have attracted public or scientific recognition as an example of its species

Anyone may nominate a tree for Heritage Tree designation. Each nomination will be assessed based on established criteria to determine heritage status. Trees which are selected for heritage designation can be a vital asset in Manitoba’s tourism industry as communities may choose to highlight those trees as attractions or as part of public events. All nominated trees will be added to the publicly accessible Manitoba Tree Register and individuals will have the satisfaction of knowing that their unique trees will be a part of our province’s collective history.

How do I nominate a Heritage Tree?

Anyone can nominate a tree on Crown, municipal or private property.

To nominate a tree, please PDF Icon click here (197 KB) to learn more!

To learn more about heritage trees and other resources visit Manitoba Forestry Association

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