Williamsburg's Heritage Trees

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For detailed information on the location of Williamsburg's Heritage Trees, please visit the Heritage Tree Interactive Map.  We hope that you'll find time to visit them all!

Heritage Trees
Heritage Trees
Heritage Tree Notable historic or cultural interest
Specimen Tree        Notable by virtue of its outstanding size & quality for its particular species
Street Tree    Notable grove or avenue
Memorial Tree     Commemorating memorial to a person, location or event
Some Heritage Trees may also qualify as Champions

Champion Tree    

Largest tree in the Commonwealth or U.S.

 

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 Heritage Trees

Cedar Tree

Eastern Red Cedars

Cedar Grove Cemetery
S Henry Street

All of the 129 Red Cedars in Cedar Grove Cemetery have been designated as Heritage Trees due to their cultural significance.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

 

Catalpa Trees

Catalpas

Governor’s Palace Green
Palace & Spottswood Streets
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area 

The Catalpas along the Palace Green are Williamsburg's first street tree planting.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Heritage Yew Tree

English Yew

Custis Square
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area  

The English Yew is thought to be the oldest tree within the historic area.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Specimen Trees  

cottonwood

Cottonwood Poplar

Bicentennial Park
Corner of Nassau & Newport Avenue

State Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Pine

White Pine

Bicentennial Park
Court Street

Note the corkscrew bend in the lower left.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

 

Hemlock Cedar Grove

Hemlock

Cedar Grove Cemetery
S Henry Street

This Hemlock is designated as a Specimen tree due to its size.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Water Locust Trees

Water Locust

N Henry & Lafayette Streets

State Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

 

CW Compton Oak

Compton Oak

Market Square near St. George Tucker House
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area 

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

State Champion
National Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova

Williamsburg Inn
506 N Henry Street

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

State Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia

Nelson-Galt House
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area 

This magnolia can be seen on aerial photographs prior to re-construction.  It has been designated as a specimen tree due to its unique growth habit. 

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Willow Oak

Willow Oak

Basset Hall
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Custis Square
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

cottonwood

Cottonwood Poplar

Custis Square
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

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Nominated by Historic Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Tupelo

Ogeechee Tupelo

Custis Tenement
Francis Street
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

State Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Kobus

Kobus Magnolia

Williamsburg Inn
506 N Henry Street

Designated as a specimen tree due to its size.

State Champion

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Street Trees    
Throughout its history, the City of Williamsburg has engaged in street tree planting and maintenance projects, dating back to the original planting and maintenance projects, dating back to the original planting along Governor's Palace Green.
Willow Oak Street

Willow Oaks

Intersection of York, Page & Lafayette Streets 

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10 

DOG Street

Live Oaks

Colonial Street
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10

Live and White Oaks

Live & White Oaks

Botetourt Street 
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area 

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Nominated by Heritage Tree Committee
Designated 6.10.10 

Memorial Trees  

Currently there are no Memorial Trees in the Williamsburg Heritage Tree Program.