Memorial Tree and Bench ProgramKim Smith2021-10-18T07:50:45-05:00
Memorial Tree and Bench Program
A variety of trees or benches can be purchased to commemorate people, organizations or special events. A Memorial Tree also makes a unique gift for a special friend.
All trees purchased will be recorded on the Memorial Tree Display located in the lobby of the Annerino Community Center. Trees will be identified by a 3″x10″ commemorative plaque located at the base of the tree. A personalized certificate suitable for framing will be issued. Trees can be purchased anytime, however, planting will only take place in the spring and fall.
All trees are guaranteed to live 10 years. In the event your tree dies, a new tree (same variety and size as originally planted) will be installed by the Park District.
Memorial Tree – $500
Includes planting, mulch, fertilizer, maintenance, 10-year guarantee, tree monument, Community center plaque and certificate.
Shade and Ornamental Trees
American Elm (New Harmony): Native to Illinois. Important habitat and food source for many birds, mammals, caterpillars, butterflies and moths. 70’-65’ tall. Yellow fall leaves.
Amelanchier (Serviceberry): Native to Illinois. Available in single or multi-stem. Food source for birds, mammals and pollinators. White flowers, red-orange fall leaves. 15’-25’ tall.
Autumn Blaze Maple: Upright habit with a fast growth rate. Has green summer color changing to scarlet red. Spring/fall planting.
“China Snow” Peking Lilac: Rounded growth habit. Food source for butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinators. White flowers, yellow fall leaves. 15’-10’ tall.
Kentucky Coffeetree: Native to Illinois. Red-brown to black seed pods offer striking contrast to yellow leaves in fall. Can reach 60’-75’ in height and is adaptable to many soils. Fall planting.
Tuliptree: Native to Southern Illinois. Important habitat and food source for pollinators, hummingbirds, sapsuckers, songbirds and small mammals. Tulip shaped, bright green leaves change to yellow in fall with tulip-like flowers on mature trees. Spring planting.
Red Oak (Chinkapin, Red, Shingle, Hill’s): Native to Illinois. Important habitat and food source for birds, mammals, pollinators and insects. Oaks are used by hundreds of species of moths and caterpillars. Work with horticulturist to select the best species for the planting site.
White Oak (Bur, White, Swamp White): Native to Illinois. Important habitat and food source for birds, mammals, pollinators and insects. Oaks are used by hundreds of species of moths and caterpillars. Work with horticulturist to select the best species for the planting site.
Winter King Hawthorn: Wide-spreading 20’-25’ tall tree with white spring flowers and nice silvery bark. Fall color is yellow with tiny red fruit. Spring planting.
Ironwood: A 20’-30’ tall tree for sun or shade. The leaves turn yellow in fall and often persist into winter. Spring/fall planting.
Crabapple: Fall planting.
Prairiefire: 20’x20’ dark, reddish-green foliage with red buds and rose flowers and red persistent fruit.
White, Pink or Rose/Red: 20’x20’short trees that are best known for their abundant spring flowers and their colorful fall fruit. Work with horticulturist to select variety.
Pekin Lilac: Graceful, upright growth habit reaching 15’-20’. Fragrant white flower in June and exfoliating bark adds interest. Spring/fall planting.
Red Bud: Native to Illinois. Multi-stemmed or low branched small tree growing 20’-30’ tall and 25’-30’ wide. Pink/purple flowers and yellow leaves in fall.
Sycamore/London Planetree: Native to Illinois. Pyramidal growing habit. Important habitat and food source for birds, small mammals, and pollinators. 70’-100’ tall.
Conifers – Early fall planting
White Pine: Native to Illinois. Important habitat and food source for many birds, mammals, caterpillars, butterflies and moths. 50’-70’.
Colorado Spruce (blue or green): Commonly known as blue spruce, available in blue or green needle variety. Stately pyramidal tree. 50’ to 60’ tall.
Black Hills Spruce: Native to North America. Important habitat for song birds. 20’-40’ tall, 10’-15’ wide.
Bald-cypress: Native to Illinois. Unlike most conifers, bald-cypress needles change to a rust color in the fall and drop in the winter. Important habitat and food source for small mammals and birds. Will grow 50’-70’ tall, 20’-30’ wide.
White Fir: This pyramidal shaped tree offers soft blue-green foliage. Also known as concolor fir, it grows to 30’-50’ tall with a 20’-30’ spread.
Memorial benches are a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one while helping to beautify the park district. A parks representative will meet with you to discuss the location of the bench. Order time is 6-8 weeks and two weeks for installation from time of receipt of the bench.
Memorial Bench – $1,000
Includes a 20-year warranty and a 3” x 10” memorial plaque.
Interested in purchasing a Memorial Tree or Bench?
Please complete the order form and send payment to:
Bolingbrook Park District
301 Recreation Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Or drop off at:
Annerino Community Center
201 Recreation Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440