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Memorial Trees and Benches

Memorial Tree Applicationmemorial bench
Memorial Bench Application (August 2016: Memorial Bench program is currently unavailable for new applications. If interested, contact 573-634-6482 to be added to a waitlist. The memorial bench program may be reintroduced in 2017.)

Can't decide what to get Mom and Dad for their upcoming anniversary? Looking for a lasting remembrance of a loved one? Want a unique way to celebrate the birth of your child? Through the Commemorative Tree and Memorial Bench Program, you can establish a living memorial and beautify your parks at the same time.

memorial treeDuring the spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) planting seasons, Parks and Recreation staff will plant a tree from the list below. After planting, a memorial plaque will be installed in front of the commemorative tree.

Types of trees available include Eastern Redbud, Kousa Dogwood, Little Leaf 
Linden, Sawtooth Oak, White Oak, Burr Oak, White Pine, Saucer Magnolia, and Tina Crabapple.

An
 application is available at the link below or at the Parks nd Recreation office. Commemorative trees are $200 per tree. Applications are accepted ye
ar long. Trees are planted September 1 through March 31 each year. For more information, contact the City Forester at (573) 634-6509.