Give a Commemorative Tree
Plant a new tree in Prospect Park in honor of a loved one or for a special occasion. Your gift will help replace lost trees and ensure the ecological health of the park, which is home to over 30,000 trees of more than 150 species.
For the commemorative tree options $1,000 and above, we offer discounts for adopting or installing a bench together with planting a tree in the park. Combinations start at $3,750 and discounts range from $250-$1,500. Contact us for more information.
We also have a group fundraising option where multiple donors can contribute toward a commemorative tree. Visit our Group Fundraising donation page for more information.
Organize a Personalized Tree Planting Experience: $4,000
Together with our arboriculture team, we will work with you to choose a meaningful location and species for your tree, and organize a planting ceremony where you and your loved ones can participate in planting your tree. There are two annual plantings: spring (late April/early May; deadline to arrange is March 1) and fall (late October/early November; deadline to arrange is September 1). Choose from larger overstory species or ornamental and flowering understory species. View the available options in our Commemorative Tree Book. Each tree is recognized with a temporary tree sign for one year, and permanently in our online Commemorative Tree Registry. Questions? Contact us.
Plant this Season’s Promotional Tree: $2,000
The location and species for these trees are chosen by our arborists based on the greatest need for the park. We will work with you to organize a planting ceremony where you and your loved ones can participate in planting your tree. Each planting season, we will have a list of different promotional trees and locations to choose from. The planting seasons, deadline to arrange, and the personalized nature of the program are fulfilled the same as the option above. Contact us for more information and the current season’s promotional tree list.
We also offer a limited number of less personalized tree planting options, pending availability each season, starting at $500. Please contact us for details.
Plant a Grove: Contact Us for More Details
A grove may contain understory and overstory trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and groundcovers appropriate to the area selected. Our arboriculture and Landscape Design teams will work with you to develop a design for a beautiful and meaningful grove. The planting seasons, deadline to arrange, and the personalized nature of the program are fulfilled the same as the options above.
Participate in the Arbor Day Community Tree Planting: $100
Each Arbor Day (late-April), a community tree is planted in Prospect Park. The Alliance’s arborist chooses the species and location of the tree based on what the park needs most and all donors and their honorees are invited to participate in the tree planting on Arbor Day. This is an ideal way to give back to your community while celebrating a loved one. Honorees receive a beautiful e-certificate.
Plant a Woodlands Restoration Sapling: $75
Each spring and fall, small saplings are planted in the park as part of our woodlands restoration program, which seeks to preserve Brooklyn’s last remaining forest. Due to the nature of these mass plantings, it is not possible to identify the species or location of the donated sapling, but honorees will receive a beautiful e-certificate.
Adopt a Heritage Tree: $10,000
There are a handful of special, majestic trees in the park referred to as Heritage Trees. Many of them date back to the early years of Prospect Park, over 150 years ago, and at times even earlier. Your gift ensures the ongoing care of these one-of-a-kind trees. Questions? Contact us.
Contact us to learn more about planting a commemorative tree at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-965-8927