Dedication Trees

Choose from a variety of wonderful trees to create a living memorial to commemorate a special person, pet, organization, or event!

Each tree is $1000 and includes:

  • Nursery quality tree approximately 2.0-2.5 inches in diameter and 8-10 feet high when planted.
  • Custom dedication plaque installed in stone and mounted near the base of the tree.
  • Dedication leaf placed on the Living Memories display located in the Simkus Recreation Center.

Park District staff contacts you to discuss specifics of location and your choice of tree species. Availability may vary based on the season in which the request is made.

Choose from the following variety of tree species:

Freeman Maple (Acer freemanii)
The Freeman maple is a silver/ red maple tree hybrid. The combination of these two trees yields the strong branch attachment of the red maples and the fast growth rate of silver maple. The fall color is a beautiful red-orange color that can be seen from a great distance. These trees grow 50-70 ft. tall and 15-20 ft. wide. This tree is a fantastic choice for many locations.
Ivory Silk Lilac (Syringa reticulata “Ivory Silk”)
The Ivory Silk lilac tree is known for its beautiful, largely white, fragrant blooms in spring. It has a very nice dark green foliage throughout the spring and summer. In the fall, these trees’ foliage will change to a nice yellow. It reaches a mature height of 20-25 ft. tall
London Plantree (Platanus acerifolia)
The London planetree is a hybrid of the sycamore tree. It lends its name from being a widely used tree in London, England. Its brown bark exfoliates and reveals an inner creamy white color that is the signature feature of sycamore trees. This tree reaches 60 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide at maturity.

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Young swamp white oak trees start out with grey peeling bark. Their fall color is an orange-gold and the tree’s impressive size makes it a standout in the landscape. It will hold its leaves late into winter offering another point of interest when other trees around it are bare. You cannot go wrong with this impressive oak species that is perfectly suited to almost any location.


Living Memories

Living Memory Leaf display is located at the Simkus Recreation Center.

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