In honour of National Tree Day and National Forest Week, the City of Moose Jaw’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to recognize the local trees of significance. 

The Tree of Significance program has been held annually in conjunction with National Tree Day and National Forest Week since its inception in 2011. Residents are invited to nominate a tree that is special to them to be this year's Tree of Significance. 

Reasons to nominate a tree could be its unique size and shape, whether it has historical value, or simply if it is a rare species for this region. All nominated trees must also be accessible to the public such as in public or institutional spaces, or the front or side yards of residential homes.  

Nomination forms can be downloaded here or picked up at the Parks and Recreation Department office. The forms are also to be submitted in person at City Hall or via email to, by Sept. 16. 

The winning tree or tree’s will be announced on National Tree Day, Sept. 21.