Give a Commemorative Tree
Plant a new tree or adopt an existing tree in Prospect Park. Your gift helps replace lost trees and ensure the ecological health of the Park, which is home to 30,000 trees of more than 150 species. The Alliance will work with you on the selection of the tree and location. All supporters are recognized in our Commemorative Tree Registry.
Together with our arboriculture team, we will work with you to choose a great location and species for 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.
Each Arbor Day (late-April), a community tree is planted in Prospect Park. The Alliance’s two arborists choose the species and location of the tree 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 recieve a special certificate.
Each spring and fall, small saplings are planted in the Park as part of our woodlands restoration program, which seeks to preserve Brooklyn’s only 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 your gift is acknowledged with a special certificate.
There are a handful of special, majestic trees in the Park referred to as the Heritage Trees. Many of them date to the very beginnings of the Park, nearly 150 years ago, or even earlier. Your gift ensures the ongoing care of these one-of-a-kind trees.
A grove may contain understory and overstory trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ground covers appropriate to the area selected, helping to restore an entire sector of the Park.
Contact us to learn more about planting a commemorative tree at 718-965-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.