Through the Memorial Tree and Bench Program anyone can provide a unique dedication to honor a friend, relative, or member of an organization by placing a tree or bench in one of Bellevue’s Parks.
This dedication provides a lasting memory and enhances the meaning of a tree or bench to others. The gift is also a valuable contribution to our park system to be used and enjoyed by all.
The cost of a memorial tree is $425. This price includes the tree, plaque on recognition board, regular maintenance including fertilizing, pruning and mulching. The trees are 2 – 2 ½ inches in diameter, balled and burlapped. Trees will be planted at the appropriate time of the year to ensure optimal growth (typically May & October as weather permits). The six tree species available for this program are shown below.
Freeman Maple - A naturally occurring hybrid between a Silver Maple and a Red Maple. Its brilliant orange-red color in the fall is similar to a Red Maple. It has the ability to grow in almost all soils as does a Silver Maple. A fully mature Freeman Maple has a height of 40-60’.
Sugar Maple – The Wisconsin State Tree. One of the hardest and long lived of all the maples. Noted for extraordinary fall colors of gold, orange, and scarlet. A fully mature Sugar Maple reaches a height of 50-75’.
Bur Oak – A very tough, durable oak tree once established. Very tolerant of high alkaline soils. Most have interesting corky bark on young branches. A fully mature Bur Oak reaches a height of 60-80’.
Swamp White Oak – Large lowland tree. One of the easiest oaks to transplant. Prefers slightly acidic soils. A Swamp White Oak can reach a height of 65-75’.
Kentucky Coffeetree – An ugly duckling in youth, maturing into a graceful swan. Its bluish-green compound leaves give a lacy appearance in summer. The flaking bark and bold branching add winter interest. Female trees produce 5-10” long, thick brown leathery pods which provide winter interest. A fully mature Kentucky Coffeetree can reach a height of 50-60’.
American Linden – A stately, native, lowland tree with dense foliage. Spreading, low-hung branches. Sweet Smelling, pale-yellow flowers come alive in June. The American Linden can reach a height of 65-75’.
The cost of a memorial bench is $950. The price includes a six foot bench with a back plaque, and installation on a concrete pad. Benches will be installed in the early summer or fall.
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