The City of Spokane's historic and heritage tree preservation program was established as a way for citizens to officially recognize special and significant trees in the community. The City of Spokane believes that by providing this recognition we stay connected to the important historic events that have shaped our past. The program was established in 1998 and procedures to implement the program were established in 2009.
The purpose of the program is to:
A “heritage tree” is a tree or collection of trees that is acknowledged and valued for the unique characteristics that set it apart from other similar trees. A heritage or historic tree is designated by the tree committee based on the following criteria:
The owner of the tree agrees in writing to the historic or heritage designation of the tree and has complied with the nomination steps set forth in subsection D of Spokane Municipal Code (SMC) 12.02.975.
If you have or know of a special tree or collection of trees to be considered for historic or heritage status, please review the ordinance: Section 12.02.975 and return the Heritage Tree Nomination Form (PDF 109 KB) and Property Owner Agreement Form (PDF 225 KB) to Spokane Urban Forestry at City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201; or by fax to 509.625.6205. If you have additional questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.363.5495.