The heritage tree portion of the big and heritage tree program showcases heritage trees throughout the state of New Jersey. Individuals may submit their heritage tree nominations to the New Jersey Forest Service’s (NJFS) Big Tree Coordinator for initial review. Final review will be done by the NJ Big and Heritage Tree Group.
A tree must meet the following criteria to be considered a heritage tree:
After final review the heritage tree nominator and owner are notified and informed that their tree is approved or that their tree application needs revisions. If approved, the tree will be classified on the official New Jersey Big and Heritage Tree Registry and the tree owner provided with a heritage tree certificate.
If you think you have a heritage tree, please nominate it and complete an ROA and submit to NJFS Big Tree Coordinator Joseph C. Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the NJ Big Conservation Program, please visit https://www.forestry.nj.gov