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.
Do you have a favorite tree in the Park? The Alliance will ensure its proper nourishment, fertilization, pruning and other care. Many trees are available for adoption, which can take place any time of the year.
Each Arbor Day, a community tree is planted in Prospect Park. The Alliance chooses the species and location of the tree, and all donors and their honorees are invited to the tree planting. This is an ideal way to give back to your community or celebrate a loved one. Your gift is acknowledged with 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 Sara Leitch, Individual Giving Manager, to learn more about adopting or planting a commemorative tree at 718-965-8927, firstname.lastname@example.org.