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We will work with you to identify an appropriate location within the park system to plant your tree. Memorial tree planting at Wustum Museum, Festival Park, Racine Zoo, and public cemeteries and golf courses are done at the discretion of the administrator of each facility.
Trees allow for a special tree planting in honor of an individual or group. Trees purchased through the program are planted in selected city parks or recreation areas and are accompanied by an 8”x6” plaque installed at the base of the tree.
Donors are responsible for purchasing the tree and transporting it to the Forestry Division. The Forestry division will plant the tree on your behalf at no cost during either the spring or fall planting season. The City Forester has final approval of all tree requests. Requests for specific tree sizes and species will be taken into consideration. The planting conditions for the selected location will impact final determination.
The Forestry Division will provide care for your tree as it does for other public trees; this will include watering, staking and mulching. PRCS does not guarantee survival of your tree. Weather extremes, quality of plant material, and other factors often play a role in the survival success of a new tree. If a tree does not survive, PRCS will make every effort to replace the tree at no cost. Replanting of the same species will be attempted, but is not guaranteed.
A plaque may be installed in the ground at the base of tree, upon donors' request. PRCS has final approval of plaque design, size & wording, and is responsible for purchase & installation. The donor will be invoiced and is responsible for payment of the purchase and placement cost.
All plaques are made of a bronze material. Wording on the plaque should be as brief as possible and is usually limited to phrases such as: In Loving Memory of, Dedicated to, or In Honor of (45 characters total).
Please fill out
the online application.
If you can't use our online option, please print and fill out the:
Donation Program Application
Submit your completed application to:
City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Attn: Tree and Bench Donation Program
800 Center St., Room #127
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: (262) 636-9131
If you mail your donation, we accept checks or money orders. Make payable to City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services. If you visit our office, you can also pay with a credit /debit card.
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