The Heritage of Nature: Heritage Trees

Zöhre Polat


Heritage trees are naturel heritages. Heritage trees are typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable. The major criteria for heritage tree designation are age, rarity, and size, as well as aesthetic, botanical, ecological, and historical value. Today many researcher’s focus on recording,, protection and management strategies of heritage trees. Counties have different strategies about heritage trees. The aims of the study are; (1) Preserving the characteristics of being heritage trees, (2) Present suggestions for record, protection and management strategies of heritage trees in Turkey.


Heritage trees; Recording the heritage trees; Protection of heritage trees; Management of heritage trees; Natural heritages

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology (TURJAF) is indexed by the following national and international scientific indexing services: