Philomath Public Works building
Philomath Public Works (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The city of Philomath’s Heritage Tree Committee is seeking nominations from the public for trees to be considered for inclusion in the new program. Nominations are due by March 21.

The program was established in 2022 “to recognize, foster appreciation of and honor particular trees of significance in our community,” the city describes on its website. “These are trees that tell a story; confound and astound; educate locals and visitors about significant people or events from the past; have survived natural disasters; and stand as silent sentries to the passage of time.”

Nomination forms will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 21.

The committee is planning for the approvals to coincide with the city’s Arbor Day program.For details on Heritage Tree eligibility, including criteria and submission requirements, see the program’s web page.