The Legacy Tree Program of the Great Parks Foundation offers park supporters the opportunity to make a long-lasting gift by planting a new tree or adopting an existing tree in one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County. Many contributors choose this option as a gift, in honor or memory of a loved one or pet; to celebrate a joyous occasion or to have a living legacy that will last for generations. A portion of the contribution is applied to the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support the Great Parks of Hamilton County.

With a contribution of $800, either a new 2” caliper tree can be planted or an existing tree can be adopted.  Contributors may choose the park in which the tree will be planted or adopted.  A 4 x 6” plaque is located in the mulch area of the tree, inscribed with “Planting in Honor of” or “Planting in Memory of”, followed by the honoree’s name. The Legacy Garden at Glenwood Gardens has large plaques listing honorees and the locations of Legacy trees. At Fernbank Park, there is a mounted bronze memorial tree with engraved leaves listing the honorees and the tree identification number.

To ensure the health and success of the trees, they are planted only during the spring and fall. Contributions received October 2 through March 1 will provide for tree planting by May 31. Contributions received March 2 through October 1 will provide for tree planting by December 12.  A Great Parks horticulturalist will select the species of tree and specific location within the chosen park. Trees and plaques are warranted for five years.

Any contribution to the Legacy Tree Program of the Great Parks Foundation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributions should be made payable to the Great Parks Foundation.

For more information about the Legacy Tree Program, the Great Parks Foundation or to make your contribution, please contact Mary Allen at 513-728-3551 ext. 262 or at mallen@greatparks.org

Single Tree Contribution w/ Plaque $800.00
Legacy Grove Begins at $5,000.00 (seven trees and one 8"x10" plaque)
General Reforestation Fund $1.00 - $799.00

Legacy Tree Contribution Form (PDF document)

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