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Landmark Tree Registration

5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nominate a tree for landmark status.

Nominate a tree on the fillable form here. Read below for more information. 

A landmark tree is a healthy tree that is designated by the property owner on the Texas Big Tree Registry, regardless if the tree is protected or a non-protected tree; or a tree designated as a Historic Tree where an event of historic significance occurred that had local, regional, or national importance; or at the home of a citizen who is famous on a local, regional, or national basis; or that has taken on a legendary stature in the community, is mentioned in literature or documents of historic value, or is considered unusual due to size, age, or other landmark status. Historic Trees shall be designated following the Historic Landmark Designation procedure.

Eligibility
To be eligible for Landmark Tree designation the tree must meet one of the following:

The tree is listed on the Texas A&M Forest Service Texas Big Tree Registry.

  • Tree that is designated as a Historic Tree where an event of historic significance occurred that had local, regional, or national importance.
  • The tree is located at the home of a citizen who is famous on a local, regional, or national basis.
  • Legendary in stature
  • The tree must measure 60 percent of the circumference or tree index score of the State Champion of the same species as listed on the Texas A&M Forest Service Big Tree Registry.
  • The tree be must large for its species in a neighborhood or region of the City. The size of the tree is based on the diameter at breast height (DBH), the height and the average crown spread.
  • Any Post Oak over 30” Diameter.
  • Any Blackjack Oak over 20” Diameter.
  • The tree is rare for this area and is a good specimen of the species.
  • The tree is mentioned in literature or documents of historic value.