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 $350 and includes:

    • Nursery quality tree approximately 2.5-3.0 inches in diameter and 10-15 feet high when planted.
    • Dedication plaque mounted near base of tree.
    • Dedication leaf placed on the Living Memories display located in the Simkus Recreation Center.

Park District staff will contact 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:

European Beech

Considered a fine specimen, this tree turns a rich golden bronze in fall and reach height of 50 to 60 feet.

European Hornbeam
Bark is smooth and gray in color. This medium-size tree can reach height of 40 feet.

Kentucky Coffee
A moderately fast-growing large tree with handsome bark character, this tree can reach height of 60 feet.

Ohio Buckeye
This tree produces fall colors of yellow, red, orange and brown and outstanding white blossoms in spring. It can reach height of 30 to 70 feet.

Red Horse Chestnut
Known for its beautiful red flowers that offset its dark green foliage. The tree can reach height of 30 to 40 feet.

Shingle Oak
Different from other Oaks because of its unique broad, untoothed leaves, this tree produces acorns that attract squirrels and some birds. It can reach height of 50 to 60 feet.

Sugar Maple
This tree provides dense shade. Fall colors can be yellow, orange or red. Tree can reach height of 60 feet.

Sycamore (London Plane)
This fast-growing, oval-shaped tree has interesting exfoliating bark and can reach height of 70 feet.

Sweet Gum
Unique star-shaped leaves turn yellow and red in fall. This pyramidal tree can reach height of 50 to 60 feet.

Dedicate a Tree

Living Memories

At Simkus Recreation Center. CM!

Get a Living Memory Leaf