A Tree of Distinction is an outstanding example of its specific tree species. The designation is given by our Urban Forester after consultation with other experts in the field. Fort Lauderdale claims seven Trees of Distinction. You can see them easily by strolling our streets. Use the map below to find their exact locations. All are in public spaces. You can learn more about each tree, its botany and personal history, by clicking on the link to details or by accessing our GYR Tree Directory. To learn more about Florida's State Champion Trees and nationally recognized trees, click here.
Note that the Tree of Distinction designation program has been placed temporarily on hold while internal protocols and procedures are reviewed and revised. Please check back often as an update will be provided in the near future.