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Posted on: February 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Memorial Tree and Bench Program

Download .pdf of brochure and donor form here.

Memorial Tree Program

Honor someone special by having a tree planted for them in a city park. Choose from Live Oak, Red Oak, Chinquapin Oak, Chinese Pistache, Crape Myrtle and Desert Willow trees. These trees are favorable for North Central Texas.

Benefits of Planting Trees
By planting trees in the city we beautify the community, help reduce erosion of topsoil, by wind and water, moderate the temperature, clean the air; and create a source of joy and spiritual renewal.

Memorial Tree Cost 
  • 30-gallon tree: $250 
  • 15-gallon tree: $150

Tree Plaques
Donor must supply a 4-inch by 8-inch (4”x 8”) bronze plaque. Engraving must conform to prescribed format. Cost to install plaque and surround with concrete is $75.00.

City staff will plant trees between November 1 and March 1 of each year. Donors may select a specific park site for the planting, but the tree’s exact location will be determined by the Parks and Recreation Department. The City cannot guarantee a specific planting date. 

Granbury Dog Park
Want to donate a tree in honor of a favorite family pet? Now that’s possible. This program follows the same guidelines as the Memorial Tree Program except a display board with name plates will be positioned in a central location at the Granbury Dog Park.

memorial tree one

Memorial Bench Program
The Memorial Bench program offers two bench styles to choose from. One is a painted green cast iron bench, and the other is a light brown recycled plastic park bench. Park benches can be installed any time of year, weather permitting. The exact location will be determined by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Memorial Bench Cost
Fees include supply and installation of selected bench. 
  • 6-foot green, painted, cast iron bench: $1,725 ($1,625 on existing concrete) 
  • 6-foot brown, recycled plastic bench: $700 ($600 on existing concrete)

Bench Plaques
Donor must supply a 3-inch by 6-inch (3”x 6”) bronze plaque. Engraving must conform to prescribed format. 

Memorial Certificate

Once the memorial tree or bench has been installed, a certificate and a map showing the approximate location of the tree will be mailed to the mailing address specified on the application form. 

example bench one

Memorial Donations

The City of Granbury Parks and Recreation Department offers a Memorial Tree and Bench Program for those who wish to contribute to the beauty of the community’s parks system by purchasing a bench to be installed or a tree to be planted in someone’s memory. There is also a Dog Park program that allows individuals to donate a tree on behalf of a favorite canine family member. 

Program Steps
How to give a gift that cultivates the earth and keeps important memories alive:
  • Review Memorial Tree and Bench Options
  • Select type of tree or bench to be purchased and donated
  • Fill out the form and return with payment to City of Granbury Service Center
  • Purchase a commemorative plaque that meets the City specifications outlined below and deliver plaque to Service Center
  • Contact Granbury Parks & Recreation Department with any questions or concerns

plaque example

Please Note:
In the event that trees become damaged or die, or if plaques and benches are damaged or stolen, the City is not obligated for their replacement.
PDF of Brochure and Donor Form
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