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. Read through the below options, and then contact us to begin the Commemorative Tree process.
For a comprehensive view of the different options available to choose from and what they include, view our Commemorative Tree Chart.
We also 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. You can view the different combinations available and their discount on the Commemorative Tree + Bench Combo Chart.
We have a group fundraising option where multiple donors can contribute toward a commemorative tree. Ask about our Group Fundraiser Tool Kit when you submit your inquiry.
Personalized Tree Planting Experience: $4,000
Choose from larger overstory trees and flowering understory trees. View available species in our Commemorative Tree Book . Each tree is distinguished with a temporary tree sign for one year, and a permanent listing in our online Commemorative Tree Registry .
Seasonal Promotional Tree: $2,000
Contact us for more information and the current season’s promotional tree location.
Pre-Selected Tree: $1,000
The location and species for these trees are chosen by our arborists based on the greatest need for the park. Each tree is distinguished with a temporary tree sign for one year, and a permanent listing in our online Commemorative Tree Registry .
Contact us for more information and the current season’s pre-selected tree list and to arrange for your Commemorative Tree today.
Pre-Selected Flowering Shrub: $500
The arboriculture team will select a seasonal flowering shrub and location for you. Each shrub will include a dedication e-certificate, and a permanent listing in our online Commemorative Tree Registry .
Contact us for more information and the current season’s flowering shrub species.
Plant a Grove: Starting at $10,000
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.
Each Arbor Day, 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 ceremony on Arbor Day. This is an ideal way to give back to your community while celebrating a loved one. Honorees receive a dedication e-certificate.*
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 dedication e-certificate.*
*E-certificates can be expected approximately 2-3 weeks after your donation is processed.
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.
Contact us for more information and to get the locations of Heritage Trees.
Contact us to learn more about planting a commemorative tree
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