Tree For Life Program

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Honor a loved one, a cherished organization or commemorate a special event by donating a tree to the Prospect Heights community. Donated trees are planted in one of the Park District’s fourteen parks. A Prospect Heights Park District staff member will consult with you to choose an appropriate tree and park location. All tree donations are acknowledged with a personalized engraved Gold Leaf. Gold leaves are displayed on a plaque at the Gary Morava Recreation Center. Please call the Park District at (847) 394-2848 if you would like additional information about the Tree for Life program.

Tree Selection
Choose from a variety of trees with different characteristics. Trees give a sense of permanence and continuity, but you can pick between those that display colorful blooms and those that offer shade fullness, giving charm to the landscape. Choose from the following recommended trees:

  • Red Maple
  • Imperial Honeylocust
  • Marshall Seedless Ash
  • Autumn Purple Ash
  • American Linden
  • Little Leaf Linden
  • Golden Weeping Willow
  • Maidenhair Tree
  • Thornless Crusgalli Hawthorne
  • Japanese Crabapple
  • Chinese Crabapple
  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Norway Spruce
  • Blue Spruce
  • Austrian Pine
  • White Pine
  • Scotch Pine
  • Douglas Fir

How to Make a Donation
For a donation of approximately $300 to $500, depending on the size and type of tree chosen, a tree will be planted in one of the Park District’s 14 scenic parks. Your donation will cover the purchase of the tree, the planting and a commemorative leaf or display.

Prospect Heights Parks Foundation