Memorial Tree Program

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

The gift of a memorial tree is appropriate for many occasions.

  • In memory of someone who has passed away
  • In honor of a dedicated service member
  • To celebrate a birthday, graduation, wedding, retirement, or other occasions

Fill out the Memorial Tree Program application. 

Memorial Bench Program

The Memorial Bench Program is currently suspended. At this time we are unable to accept requests for the Memorial Bench Program. The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department formerly had a Memorial Bench Program, which similar to the Memorial Tree Program. It allowed individuals to honor loved ones by providing a bench in their name that benefited the Iowa City community. 


For more information about the Memorial Tree Program contact Tammy Neumann at 319-356-5100.

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