Memorial Tree & Bench Program

Memorial_PlaqueThere is no better way to remember a loved one than to plant a tree and provide a restful bench in their memory. The memorial tree and bench program began in 2001 and since then Parks and Recreation has planted approximately 100 trees and placed 12 benches. A 4”x6” bronze plaque set in concrete to recognize whom the tree or bench honors.


Bur Oak, Princeton American Elm, River Birch, Tulip Poplar, and the Willow Oak are all available to be purchased.


A beautiful, heavy-duty bench will be placed under the tree and provides a great resting place for all who visit the area.

How to Honor Someone.

If you are interested in the Memorial Tree or Bench Program, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (865)429-7373 or