Make Your Notable Tree Nomination Today

The 2022 ceremony was held as part of the recessed Arlington County Board meeting on Tues., May 17. Notable Trees for 2022 were recognized. Watch the video here. The Notable Trees presentation begins at minute 7:15.

Species: Pecan Owner: Elizabeth Baker Address: 2917 23rd St N.  

Since 1987, Arlington has identified and registered its most notable trees, as well as the residents who care for them.

2021 award winners(PDF, 4MB).

What Makes a Tree Notable?

  • Maturity (size: within 5% of largest current notable tree, or, if the species is not on the list, greater than 30 inches for large canopy trees, and greater than 10 inches for small canopy trees)
  • Historical
  • Uniqueness of species
  • Non-invasive species

What Does Notable Designation Mean?

  • Potential plaque recognition
  • Placement on County’s register of Notable Trees
  • Potential inclusion in neighborhood walking tours
  • Authority remains with private land/tree owner

Nominate a Tree

Notable Tree nominations are due October 31 of each year, to be recognized in the following year.


  • Nominators other than the tree’s owner should contact the owner for consent before submitting an application.
  • Owners may request that their names and addresses not appear on the public listing.
  • Volunteers and/or County staff will measure and evaluate the tree’s health and condition before making a recommendation to the  Forestry and Natural Resources Commission, which makes the final decision, with unanimous consent.

Questions? email, or call 703-228-1863