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Treasure Trees tagged with a diamond in Davidson

This Willow Oak is known as the “Delburg Tree”. It was planted in 1939 to mark a property boundary between two lots on Delburg Street. Photo Davidson Lands Conservancy.

July 26. Small, diamond-shaped signs on trees around Davidson designate the  oldest and grandest trees.

These trees, known as Treasure Trees, are port of a program recently launched by Davidson Lands Conservancy and underwritten by Trane Technologies.


The Treasure Trees initiative aims to heighten community awareness and knowledge of the tree canopy, and to locate and honor these trees by describing them and telling their  stories.   

Treasure Trees include rare, large or physically unique specimens, and trees of cultural or historical significance. Local tree enthusiasts, private arborists, Davidson College representatives, and Davidson Lands Conservancy staff and volunteers collaborate to help identify and catalog these  trees.

Anyone can nominate a tree.