Planting a tree or dedicating a bench in a City park or other City-owned land is a wonderful way to honor a loved one and also provides a gift to the whole community. Trees are planted and benches installed on City-owned land for all to enjoy.

The gift of a memorial tree or bench is appropriate for many occasions: in memory of someone who has passed away; in honor of a dedicated service member; or to celebrate a birthday, graduation, wedding, retirement or other occasion.

Forestry staff will plant the tree on City-owned grounds in the spring or fall, and you will receive a certificate suitable for framing. It’s a gift that can last through several lifetimes - a gift that keeps on giving.

Questions about the Memorial Tree Program can be directed to Tammy Neumann at 319-356-5100.

Memorial Tree Program brochure and order form