Commemorative Trees

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.

Donors planting a Pre-Selected Flowering Shrub, Pre-Selected Tree, Promotional Tree, & Personalized Tree will all have a permanent listing in our online Commemorative Tree Registry.

Planting Season Schedule 
Spring: Late April – Early May (March 1 Deadline)
Fall: Late October – Early November (September 1 Deadline)

Personalized Tree Planting Experience: $4,000 
You will work with Alliance staff 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. 

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. 

Contact us to arrange for your Commemorative Tree in Prospect Park.

Seasonal Promotional Tree: $2,000
The location and species for these trees are chosen by our arborist 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 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 promotional tree location. 

Pre-Selected Tree: $1,000
Our arborist will select 5-6 species options for you to choose from and choose the location of the tree based on the ecological needs of the park. 

The location and species for these trees are chosen by our arborist based on the greatest need for the park. Each tree is distinguished with a temporary tree sign for one year.

Contact us for more information and the current season’s pre-selected tree list.

Pre-Selected Flowering Shrub: $500

Our arborist will select a seasonal flowering shrub and location for you. Each shrub will include a dedication e-certificate.

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 Landscape Design team will work with you to develop a design for a beautiful and meaningful grove.
Contact us for more information. 

Arbor Day Community Tree Planting: $100

Each Arbor Day, the Alliance plants three community trees in Prospect Park. Our arborist selects the species and locations of the trees, which will all be planted together during a community ceremony. All donors and their honorees are invited to the tree planting on Arbor Day, sharing this experience with both their loved ones and the community.

Honorees receive a dedication e-certificate.*

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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. Locations and species cannot be specified, but when you walk through the Woodlands, you will know that your tree is among the saplings. Honorees will receive a dedication e-certificate.*

*E-certificates can be expected approximately 2-3 weeks after your donation is processed.

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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.

Contact us for more information and to get the locations of Heritage Trees.