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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 30,000 trees of more than 150 species.

Plant an Understory or Overstory Tree: $2,000 or $4,000 

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. View the available options in our Commemorative Tree Book. Each tree is recognized in our permanent online Commemorative Tree Registry.

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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.

Plant this Season’s Promotional Tree: $1,500

The location and species for these trees are chosen by our arborists based on the greatest need for the park. Each planting season, we will have a list of different promotional trees to choose from. The planting seasons, deadline to confirm, and the personalized nature of the program are fulfilled the same as the understory and overstory option above. Contact us for more information and the current season’s promotional tree list. 

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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 arborists choose 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 special certificate.

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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 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 honorees will receive a special certificate.

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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.

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Plant a Grove: Contact Us for More Details

A grove may contain understory and overstory trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ground covers 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.

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Contact us to learn more about planting a commemorative tree at commemorative@prospectpark.org or 718-965-8927