In honor of Historic Preservation Month, the Brazos County Historical Commission has announced the creation of a Heritage Tree Registry for Brazos County. This voluntary registry exists to record the location of certain significant trees in the community and provide information to interested residents and visitors.
The Brazos County Historical Commission is charged with promoting the preservation of historic and cultural resources in the county. The Commission believes various aspects of the natural environment are local historical assets, which should be identified and preserved. Heritage trees are frequently found in the oldest settled areas of the county, and often represent the only living link to the past. There are several documented tree-planting efforts that have occurred locally since the creation of the county, and some of those trees are still alive and thriving.
The Heritage Tree Registry is established to encourage the identification of heritage trees, promote their protection and preservation, educate members of the public about local heritage trees, and acknowledge the economic value to individual owners and the community at large.
Residents wishing to nominate significant trees in the County should visit the BCHC website at brazoscountyhistory.org to obtain further information regarding standards for inclusion on the Registry. A nomination form along with instructions for its completion and submission may be found on the website. Applications for inclusion will be reviewed on a regular basis.
For more information contact Randy Haynes at (979) 209-5074.