Jefferson Heritage Trees

Heritage Trees are selected by the Jefferson Heritage Tree Council each fall. Trees may be nominated by the general public. All Heritage Trees must be located within the city limits of Jefferson and may be on private property but must be visible from a public right of way.


Nomination form (click to download)


American Elm (2007) - Downtown Jefferson

2007 Selections

Water Oak Quercus nigra, Curry Creek Park

American Elm Ulmus Americana, behind Regions Bank Drive-Thru

Southern Red Oak Quercus falcata, top of Woodbine Cemetery

Southern Red Oak (2) Quercus falcate, Paradise AME Cemetery


White Oak (2008) - Near Corner of Oak and Cobb Streets


2008 Selections

Pond Cypress Taxodium ascendens, side of Old Pendergrass Road at Jefferson Elementary School

Water OakQuercus nigra, Old Jefferson Mills site behind Real Deals on Cobb Street

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 151 Lawrenceville Street

Japanese Cherry Prunus jamasakura, Memorial Drive in front of Dr. Crenshaw’s office (now Dr. Hawn’s office)

White Oak Quercus alba, Oak Street (near the corner of Oak and Cobb Streets)

Yaupon Holly (2009) - Westmoreland Drive

2009 Selections

Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodar, Jefferson First United Methodist Church, 188 Martin Street

Yaupon HollyIlex vomitoria, 54 Westmoreland Drive

Southern Magnolia Pair Magnolia grandiflora, 160 Lawrenceville Street

White OakQuercus alba, Near corner of 255 Athens Street and Pine Street

Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua, 28 Deerwood Lane near the corner with Westmoreland Drive



Bald Cypress (2010) - at the Gainesville Midland Train

2010 Selections

Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangiana, Corner of Sycamore and Martin Streets

Baldcypress Taxodium distichum, North of Gainesville Midland steam locomotive display, near intersection of old U.S. 129 and Holder’s Siding Road

Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica, Southern edge of Paradise A.M.E. Cemetery on Lawrenceville Street

Water Oak Quercus nigra, Corner of Washington Street and Old Pendergrass Road


Cottonwood (2011) - Curry Creek Park

2011 Selections

Water Oak Quercus nigra, 999Lee Street

Winged Elm Ulmus alata, 119 Martin Street

American Holly Ilex opaca, 65 Sycamore Street

Double Black Cherry Prunus serotina, U.S. Hwy 129 Business near corner with Dixon Drive

Cottonwood Populus deltoids, Curry Creek Park