|The photo does not do this place justice.|
The following day....
The website on the sign brought me to the Alberta Heritage Tree Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to preserve and celebrate heritage trees. Heritage trees can be individual trees, avenues, shelter belts, groves, tree gardens, or arboretum and sites of botanical or ecological interest. The age, size, shape, special interest, location and/or history can all be virtues of a heritage tree.
Since the inception of the project in May 2006, over 900 nominations were received, 600 trees were verified, and 450 trees qualified for Heritage Tree recognition. A plaque has been placed either on or near each tree.
You never know where a road will take you or what you might find. I never knew about the heritage tree project until a week ago. I will be keeping my eyes open for plaques and I will likely search out some of the interesting trees I read about in the book.
Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed branching out into new material for this post and now I must leaf you. 🍁