In an article on perennial tree crops is this sentence: L’histoire illustre aussi une spécificité de culture pérenne, à la fois capital et patrimoine. It alludes to the fact that, for the farmer, his trees are both his capital (from which he derives income) as well as assets/property he hopes to pass on to his descendants. In such a context, what would be the correct English translation of "patrimoine"? All the words I can think of -- inheritance, patrimony, heritage -- refer, I believe, to assets/property received from a previous generation. Am I correct in thinking so?