Memorial Tree and Benches
A variety of trees can be purchased and planted to commemorate people, organizations or special events. A Memorial Tree also makes a unique gift for a special friend.
All trees purchased will be recorded on the Memorial Tree Display located in the lobby of the Annerino Community Center.
Trees will be identified by a 3"x10" commemorative plaque located at the base of the tree. A personalized certificate suitable for framing will be issued. Trees can be purchased anytime, however, planting will only take place in the spring and fall.
All trees are guaranteed to live 20 years. In the event your tree dies, a new tree (same variety and size as originally planted) will be installed by the Park District.
DOWNLOAD MEMORIAL TREE APPLICATION BROCHURE (.pdf)
Shade & Ornamental Trees $350
Sugar Maple: Broadly oval in habit, up to 50’ tall; nice green summer color with outstanding fall colors of yellow, orange and scarlet. Spring/Fall planting.
Autumn Blaze Maple: Upright habit with a fast growth rate, has green summer color changing to scarlet red. Spring/Fall planting.
Honeylocust: Delicate foliage provides filtered shade; bright green leaves give way to a nice yellow fall color. Fall planting only.
Littleleaf Linden: Perfect upright, pyramidal form with a very straight trunk; excellent street tree, 40’ to 50’ tall with a golden yellow fall color. Fall planting only.
Sweetgum: Broad habit with a medium growth rate; attractive star-shaped leaves turning a rich yellow to reddish-purple in fall. Spring planting only.
Kentucky Coffeetree: Bold winter habit with highly distinctive bark; the tree can reach 75’ in height and is adaptable to many soils. Fall planting only.
Tuliptree: Large, fast growing, stately tree; tulip shaped, bright green leaves change to yellow in fall, tulip-like flowers on mature trees.
Ginkgo: Very slow growing with an upright, pyramidal shape; unusual fan-shaped leaves turn a nice buttery yellow in fall. Fall planting.
Bur Oak: A tree native to the Midwest. Large, round, open habit; very adaptable tree with interesting corky bark, fiddle-shaped leaves, and a medium growth rate. Spring planting.
Red Oak: Large, upright, rounded habit with a stately appearance; medium growth rate and dark red fall color. Spring planting.
Swamp White Oak: A tall tree with a rounded, symmetrical habit; prefers moist soil and full sun. Attractive leaves that turn yellow to brown. Spring/fall planting.
Chinkapin Oak: A very nice oak with unusual serrated leaves; upright and spreading with age, it has a medium-fast growth rate. Fall color ranges from yellow to orangish-brown. Spring planting.
Winter King Hawthorn: Wide-spreading 20’ to 25’ tall tree with white spring flowers and nice silvery bark; fall color is yellow with tiny red fruit. Spring planting.
Ironwood: A 20’ to 30’ tall tree for sun or shade; the leaves turn yellow in fall and often persist into winter. Spring/fall planting.
Amelanchier (Serviceberry): Reaching a height of 20’, this tree has an upright habit with beautiful white blossoms in spring and outstanding red-orange fall color. Fall planting.
Pekin Lilac: Graceful, upright growth habit reaching 15’ to 20’; fragrant white flower in June and exfoliating bark adds interest. Spring/fall planting.
Red Bud: Multi-stemmed or low branched small tree growing 20’ to 25’ tall; has rosy purple flower buds in spring before the heart-shaped foliage appears. Spring planting.
Ornamental Crabapple: Five varieties are offered. Fall planting
Floribunda: 18’ x 25’; green foliage and rosy pink buds turning pale pink.
Snowdrift: 20’ x 20’; green foliage with pink buds and snow white flowers.
Adams: 25’ x 20’; green with red tinged foliage and single, clear pink flowers.
Prairiefire: 20’ x 20’; dark, reddish-green foliage with red buds and rose flowers.
Sugartyme: 18’ x 15’; medium green foliage with white flowers and dark red fruit.
Early autumn planting.
White Pine: Beautiful native pine with a soft pleasant appearance; a fast growing tree can attain a height over 75’ tall.
Colorado Spruce (blue or green): Commonly known as blue spruce, available in blue or green needle variety; stately, pyramidal tree 50’ to 60’.
Serbian Spruce: Somewhat pyramidal with nice small soft bluish-green needles grows to 50’ in height.
Black Hills Spruce: Desirable, dense symmetrical cone shape to this evergreen conifer. Slow grower 20’ to 25’ tall, 10’ to 12’ wide. Great landscape accent.
Baldcypress: A deciduous conifer native to Illinois; medium green color changing to a beautiful rust color in fall, will grow 50’ to 60’ tall in wet or dry conditions.
If you have any questions, please call (630) 739-4696.