Heritage Trees

Issaquah's Heritage Tree Program was developed in 2005 by the City's Park Board to promote identification and recognition of trees that reflect the unique character of Issaquah.

Heritage Trees have one or more of the following characteristics: size or age not normal for species, historic significance or ecological value.

For more information about Heritage Trees, view the Heritage Tree brochure (PDF). To nominate a tree, email our Parks and Recreation Department.

Our Heritage Trees


  • Ginkgo at 100 Front Street S., Issaquah Shopping Plaza
  • Dawson crabapple at 414 Front Street N, Friends of Youth (deceased and removed)
  • Sawara cypress at 303 Front Street N, Village Theatre


  • Ruth Kees Big Tree (Douglas fir) at Tradition Lake Plateau Natural Resource Conservation Area
  • Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry at Veterans Memorial Park
  • Sitka spruce along the Sycamore-Foothills Connector Trail


  • Pickering Farm Historic Tree Grove, 1730 10th Avenue NW (includes a pear, four weeping willows, two cherries, one bigleaf maple and one black cottonwood)


  • Crinson King Norway maple at 200 NW Cherry Place
  • Oregon white oak at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, across from Gibson Park at 105 Newport Way SW
  • Empress tree at Cornick Park, 335 Front Street S


  • Gilman Village Historic Tree Grove, 317 Gilman Boulevard NW (includes a Coast redwood, a Blue Atlas cedar and a Bigleaf magnolia)


  • Giant sequoia at Tibbetts Valley Park, 965 12th Avenue NW


  • Three Burr oaks, 495 Sycamore Lane