Tree Membrance Program

Information about the City of St. Louis Forestry Division's Tree Membrance Program - plant a tree in a City park in memory of or in honor of a person or event

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TREE MEMBRANCE - A unique and enduring way to honor or memorialize a person or event

The City of St. Louis Forestry Division's Tree Membrance Program offers participants a unique way to honor a loved one or remember a special event by donating a tree to a city park. The Forestry Division will plant a tree in a selected park and attach a tree tag to it listing the type of tree, name of the donator(s) and name of the honored person or event. Program recipients receive a commemorative certificate and a map identifying the location of the donated tree. Trees grow for many years making them an enduring living memorial for a loved one or a wonderful way to honor someone on their birthday, marriage, anniversary or any special occasion.  

About the Program

The Forestry Division established Tree-Membrance as a unique and enduring way for people to honor or remember a loved one or event. Trees are planted in the city parks and are a community gift as well providing shade and beauty for park users.  Trees can be planted in most city parks, including Forest Park.

Tree-Membrance trees can be donated at the price of $150.00 each. Only payments by check or money order are accepted at this time and are made payable to the City of St. Louis Forestry Division. Payment must accompany returned application forms. Trees ordered between January 1 and June 30 will be planted between November 15 and January 31. Trees ordered between July 1 and December 31 will be planted between February 1 and April 30.  

You can donate a tree from the following categories: shade, flowering or evergreen tree.  Tree-Membrance trees are approximately 2-2 ½ inches in caliper size and 5-6 feet tall.

Tree-Membrance trees have a 5 year replacement guarantee. If a tree should die within 5 years of its original planting a replacement will be planted during the next available planting season.   

A Tree-Membrance tree tag will be placed on the tree listing the type of tree, name of the donator(s) and name of the honored person/event. 1.   After the tree has been planted, a certificate and a map showing the approximate location of the tree will be mailed to the mailing address specified on the application form. 

Additional information about the program can be found on the Tree Membrance Application Form (link provided above).  

Contact and Ordering Information

A printable order form is available by clicking the Tree Membrance Program - APPLICATION link. 

Order forms are also available at:

Parks Department, 5600 Clayton (in Forest Park), St. Louis MO 63110 or at the Forestry Division, 1415 N 13th St, St. Louis, MO 63106

Forest Park Tree Membrance inquiries can be directed to Gerald Overmann, Urban Forester, at 314-289-5317 or OvermannG@stlouiscity.com

Tree Membrance inquiries for other parks should be directed to Christine McCarthy, Urban Forester at 314-613-7121 or McCarthyC@stlouiscity.com

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