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Trees of Significance

Is there a public or private tree that you think other Regina residents should know about? If so, nominate the tree as a Regina Tree of Significance.

Let the City know about why your tree is special:

  • Is it particularly large?
  • Does it have historical significance?
  • Does it have an interesting shape?
  • Is the tree not commonly grown here?
  • Is the tree unusual or interesting in some way

Trees of Significance should be accessible to people so, while it is not necessary, it would be nice if they were located in front or side yards, public or institutional spaces, where they can be seen and touched.

View or download the Trees of Significance nomination form .

Current list of Regina Trees of Significance

Willow-Salix tree on river bank beside footbridge

Willow - Salix species
Cameron St footbridge

This is a large, multi-stemmed willow on the north side of the creek adjacent to the Cameron St. footbridge. Many people feel that this majestic willow is an important landmark in Regina and also have very personal connections to it. When the City held the "It's My Favourite Tree" contest, several people chose it as their favourite. One of these people said, "It is old, as it was there when I attended Lakeview School, 1927 to 1936."

Old, bent willow-salix tree beside the greens at Royal Regina Golf Course

Willow - Salix species
Royal Regina Golf course, 17th hole along 11th Ave 5401 11th Ave

This tree was also popular in the "It's My Favourite Tree" contest. One person said, "I have been a member for 45 years - I think this tree must be a 100 years old." Another person said, "The tree is an inviting hammock, Royal throne like, a perfect place to curl up to read a book or just meditate". We are not sure how old this tree is, but it has obviously been there a long while and its unique shape makes it a popular landmark.

Maple tree in fall in Wascana Park

Amur maple - Acer ginnala
Wascana Park - South of Darke Hall and across the road from Wascana Pool

Many Amur maples are multi-stemmed and shrubby. This Amur maple is a large single trunk tree. It turns brilliant red each fall and is admired by many. It is a very good specimen of this tree.

Majestic, large ponderosa pine stands out amongst other trees

Ponderosa Pine - Pinus ponderosa
Rotary Park

This tree is borderline hardy in Regina. It has done well here for a number of years. Over the winter of 2004/05 it was damaged and looks a bit brown, it seems to be recovering though. This pine has longer needles and larger cones than the other pines that grow here.

Black walnut tree in tree grove along bicycle path

Black Walnut - Juglans nigra

Black Walnut is not hardy here. These three trees were planted in 1995 as part of the Tree Tour….and survived! It has compound leaves with 15-23 leaflets and quite rough, ridged bark.