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Memorial Trees and Benches

Memorialize a loved one by dedicating a park bench or tree in one of the city's parks. 

Memorial TreeMemorial Tree - $400
The city plants a two inch caliper balled and burlap tree. To ensure optimum growing conditions, trees are planted in the spring and fall. City crews will plant the tree for you or you may help plant the tree. If you wish, we will notify you of the planting date and time (between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday - Friday).

Please note: The city has final approval of the exact location, taking into consideration utilities, maintenance, site conditions and park use.

Memorial BenchMemorial Bench - $750
All benches are 6 feet long, made of coated steel and are green in color. The support post is cemented into the ground.

The donor may request which park and which specific location within the park that they would like to see the bench placed. (Please note: The city has final approval of the exact location, taking into consideration utilities, maintenance, site conditions and park use.)

A 4” x 7” stainless steel plaque will be provided to purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for having the plaque engraved. The city retains the right to approve plaque wording.

Guidelines
All requests for memorials are approved by the City of Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department. After approval, city staff will contact you to finalize the request and the optimum location within the park for the tree or bench to be placed. If you have chosen a memorial tree, the city will work with you or your organization to select a tree that is well suited to the planting site and our northern climate.

Memorials must be paid for prior to the city placing an order for a bench and plaque, or tree. The city may limit the number of memorials at a particular location. The city accepts no liability for damage to memorials from vandals or third parties, or while performing maintenance activities. The city reserves the right to remove any memorials that have been damaged. Memorials and plague wording require city approval. No additional mementos shall be permitted at the memorial site. 

The timeline for planting of trees or installation of benches may vary. Donors are asked to help water the tree during its first growing season, if feasible. The city does not guarantee tree life. Other memorial donations are considered on an individual basis.

Cost of a bench or tree includes tax, shipment and installation materials, (i.e. concrete for bench base). Costs incurred by the city include installation (labor and equipment).

View the program brochure and application