Gold Coast Heritage Trees
Heritage trees are an important part of the City’s streetscapes, landscapes and heritage places. They may be remnants of our past environment, special plantings to commemorate those lost during war, the result of historic city beautification programs and school arbour days or private plantings in historic gardens. Heritage trees are often outstanding examples of their kind and their age and size means that they are generally rare on the Gold Coast. These trees play an important role in understanding and appreciating the history and heritage of the City.
The Gold Coast Local Heritage Register protects a variety of heritage trees and other significant vegetation through provisions in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. These trees are also noted on the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees. There are also trees on the Gold Coast which have been recognised as having State significance. These trees are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.