A commemorative tree is a thoughtful and lasting legacy to a person or an event that has occurred in the lives of families, friends or individuals. Plant a tree for a birth, an anniversary or any notable event. It can be especially rewarding to follow the growth of a tree beside the growth of a child.
Following are frequently asked questions about this program and links to the Commemorative Tree Program Application Form & Guidelines (PDF).
What types of trees are planted?
County staff are available to assist you in making the correct choice from the Commemorative Tree Species (PDF) of flowering and shade trees that grow will in the eastern United States. The location of the commemorative tree will be determined by your suggestions and by the need of the County.
How much does a commemorative tree cost?
You may select a tree for $150 or $200 which covers the cost incurred by the County to acquire and plant the tree. See the guidelines for additional information.
What are the rewards of participating in this program?
Participation in the program can be rewarding to individuals, service clubs, professional associations, civic associations and area businesses. Information on the tree donor (anonymous donors may also participate in the program), location and the date planted is recorded for public information. A personalized certificate is issued and mailed to each donor or sponsor.
When are commemorative trees planted?
All applications are to be received by July 31 for trees to be planted in the fall.
For more information on commemorative trees, please contact Patrick Wegeng (703-228-6521).
Commemorative Tree Program Application Form & Guidelines (PDF). Note: Deadline for submission is July 31.