Community Roots Program

Although the department has a long history of tree planting to honor, commemorate or memorialize individuals, a formal program (PDF) is now in place.

Honoring Loved Ones

Members of the community can now honor and celebrate a family member, friend or work associate by planting a tree in a city park on their behalf. Forestry staff will assist in selecting a beautiful site and an appropriate tree, suitable for the occasion and the individual to be honored. Trees will be purchased, planted and maintained by the forestry division.

Cost & Planting Season

The cost of the tree is set annually by the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Board. Family members can coordinate with staff to be notified of the date of planting. Our fall planting season runs early October until mid-November. Our spring planting season runs April through June.

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