Regional Selection Committees (RSC)
In order to facilitate the Alberta Heritage Tree Project, the
Foundation requires volunteers to participate in the selection
of nominated trees for Heritage recognition.
- Verification of nomination data
- Assess nominations
- Selection of nominations for Heritage recognition
- Plaque placement (Spring/Summer 2007)
As a Member of the Heritage Tree Foundation of Canada, you are
our representative in the community. Your knowledge and familiarity
with the community are a source we cannot duplicate. Your participation
enriches the Alberta Heritage Tree Project.
The Foundation will provide you with a Handbook, outlining a
systematic approach to selecting trees for Heritage recognition
in your community. The Foundation will work with you and the other
members of the Regional Selection Committee to ensure the process
is enjoyable as well as informative.
The value of trees is, they touch our
souls and heal our hearts.
It is ever so subtle, yet powerful.
When we are touched by something, we develop a rapport based in
We begin to awaken an understanding of our deep connection to
Yes we read about what we are doing to our Earth and know it intellectually,
but what we hear can easily be forgotten, what we see will be
remembered and when we do something - like visit these wonderful
treasures of our Natural Heritage - we begin to understand.
It is the understanding and remembering that strengthens this
connection and touches our very souls. It is that which the Foundation
hopes to be a part of inspiring.
Tree Story Researchers
The role of Researcher is to gather information and old photographs
about selected trees. This will supplement the work the Regional
Selection Committees are conducting. Information will be put into
the Heritage Tree Registry; bringing trees and their stories to
the attention of the Province as a whole.
This is a wonderful opportunity to use those investigative skills!!
Ask questions do interviews. Dig into a community’s newspaper
archives or local history books.
Talk to the Elders in a community. Do they have any tree stories?
Perhaps they do, but can’t quite remember where the tree
is - maybe it hasn’t been nominated yet.
The depth to which you go when gathering the history around
a certain tree could be very extensive – when it is attached
to people and their experiences the story could be long and rich.
This is part of our heritage, a part of your Community, and a
part of who we have come to be.
How you gather the info is up to you; notes, articles, tape recorder,
or digital video camera. The mediums are entirely up to you and
your creative expressions.
Lets help those stories to be remembered and honoured.
If you are interested in any of the above please contact us at: