MEMORIAL TREES

We are proud of the trees in our parks and on our golf courses. These living memorials are an excellent way to honor an individual.  The need for new trees is even greater now, due to decease and Mother Nature.

Your donation of a tree helps to beautify an area for years to come. The Park District staff will work with you to determine park and tree location. Final location and specific type and size of tree will be determined by staff. Not all tree choices and parks are available at all times. The location is dependent on needs of individual parks, and planning processes that may already be underway.

PURCHASING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete and submit the form below.
  2. Select the memorial tree package you would like.
  3. Click the purchase button to process your payment.
Application Date *
Application Date
Name *
Name
Street Address *
Street Address
Daytime Phone *
Daytime Phone
Name of beneficiary *
Name of beneficiary

3 options to memorialize or honor a loved one:

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OPTION 1

Cost: $2,000

Includes:

  • Cost of tree
  • 6” x 9” bronze plaque
  • Plaque prep and installation
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Maintenance (life of tree)
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OPTION 2 - PLANTING ALONG THE REC PATH ONLY

Cost: $1,000

Includes:

  • Cost of tree
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Maintenance (life of tree)
  • Certificate indicating where the tree is, including a picture
  • Link to Open Tree Map application to view tree location

NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE A BRONZE PLAQUE

 
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OPTION 3 - PLANTING IN ANY OF OUR PARKS AND GOLF COURSES

Cost: $800

Includes:

  • Cost of tree
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Maintenance (life of tree)
  • Certificate indicating where the tree is, including a picture
  • Link to Open Tree Map application to view tree location

NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE A BRONZE PLAQUE

 
  • Trees may be requested at any time, but installation will take place twice annually. The deadline for Spring planting is May 15. The deadline for Fall planting is October 15.
  • The intent of the Park District is to maintain these trees for their entire life span, but longevity of plants varies by species and environmental conditions.

Please Note: The Rockford Park District holds ultimate ownership over all memorial trees, and it is prohibited for anyone to decorate, personalize, or add adornment to any tree.