Participate in the Tree-Membrance Program

Information about the City of St. Louis Forestry Division's Tree-Membrance Program - donate or dedicate a tree in a City park in memory of or in honor of 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 new tree or dedicating an existing tree in a city park. While new trees sometimes have trouble establishing themselves and have to be replaced, existing trees are already a permanent part of the landscape.

The Forestry Division will dedicate or plant a tree in a selected park and attach a tree tag to it. The tree tag will list the type of tree, name of the donator(s) and name of the honored person or event.

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. Trees can be planted or dedicated in most city parks, including Forest Park.


  1. Choose what you want your Dedication and From information to say on the tree tag. There is a 40 character limit for each.
  2. Choose a tree from one of the following categories:
    • donate new
    • dedicate existing
  3. Choose a park for your tree. View the list of parks on the Parks Division website.
  4. Download and fill out the Tree-Membrance Application Form.
  5. Prepare a check or money order made out to City of St. Louis Forestry Division in the amount of $250 per tree.


Forms and fees can be delivered via the mail or in person during normal business hours (9am–5pm Monday-Friday).

Forestry Division
1415 N 13th St.
St. Louis, MO 63106


Tree-Membrance trees can be donated or dedicated at the price of $250.00 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. 

What to Expect

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. 

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. 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.

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.

Additional Information

Additional information about the program can be found on the Tree-Membrance Application Form.

Forest Park Tree Membrance inquiries can be to Jason O'Malley, Arborist at 314-289-5317 or

Tree Membrance inquiries for other parks should be directed to Russell Younker, Arborist at 314-613-7200 or


Division of Forestry

(314) 613-7200

1415 N. 13th St.
St. Louis, MO 63106

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact the Division of Forestry

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

(314) 289-5300

5600 Clayton Ave., inside Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday Reservations and availability 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Contact the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

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