Heritage Trees?

27 05 2010

I have nominated the two sycamore trees in Lowman Beach Park for Heritage status at the Plant Amnesty Heritage Trees page.

You may think that it is not possible for a tree on Seattle Parks land to be declared a Heritage tree, but it is! I confirmed that with our local Southwest Parks Center people AND four trees were recently declared Heritage trees in the Roanoke Street Mini-Park. Watch the video at the link. It is way too much fun and special! Can you envision our celebration of the Great Sycamores of Lowman Beach?

Feel free to let PlantAmnesty know how you feel about these two trees.

On another note, the Parks Board meeting tonight is about trees and shrubs on Parks land. My plan is to ask them why they have not moved the city for an ordinance allowing such Heritage trees found on public land (parks) to have legal status and legal protections?