TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday recognized the designation of 22 trees in the Lake Beauclaire subdivision, and one tree in Sorrento as Heritage Trees.
The Lake Beauclaire designation was the largest and first-ever cooperative neighborhood effort since the Heritage Tree designation program began in 2010. The Live Oak trees are located on four properties within the subdivision, owned by the Welstead, Whidden, Tarquine and Petitti families. All of the trees are estimated to be over one hundred years old and are over 10 feet in diameter.
Another Live Oak tree, located on Welsh Trail in Sorrento, owned by Jack and Nancy Williams was also designated during the meeting. The tree is also estimated to be over one hundred years old and has a trunk circumference of over 15 feet and a canopy spread of 120 feet.
The purpose of the Lake County Heritage Tree Designation program is to recognize trees that are rare due to their age, size or type of tree.
For more information on Lake County’s Heritage Tree designation program, or to submit a tree for consideration, contact the Lake County Department of Growth Management, Planning & Community Design Division at (352) 343-9738 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov.