Honor a loved one or special event with a memorial tree
A positive way to expand the community‚Äôs involvement in planting trees is through our Memorial Tree Program. Trees promote healing for grieving families and friends who have suffered a loss, and these trees serve as a living tribute to friends both living and passed on. The new trees resulting from these programs provide a place of quiet reflection and a sense of comfort to those in need.
Individual Memorial Tree Planting Program at Meadow Lake North Park
The Round Rock Forestry Division offers an individual Memorial Tree Planting Program at Meadow Lake North Park. Trees can be purchased for just $150 by calling (512) 218-5540 or emailing Round Rock Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic. Map
What do I get for $150?
A memorial tree costs $150 and does not include a marker or plaque. The trees are 30-gallon size, 8 feet tall and 2 inch caliper. The City purchases, plants and maintains the trees. The purchaser receives a certificate of planting for the tree planted. The City will not install any memorial plaques, but plaques are permitted at the individual's expense. The City is not responsible for the replacement of stolen or damaged plaques.
Why Meadow Lake North Park?
The City evaluates planting sites according to several criteria:
- Need for trees
- Available space for trees
- Future development plan
- Soil type - Accessibility for watering
The Christi Center Tree Grove Memorial Program
The non-profit organization The Christi Center sponsors a program which plants memorial trees at Old Settlers Park for the past 11 years. Memorial trees are a moving and beneficial way to honor or remember a loved one. A memorial tree is a wonderful honor for individuals or organizations to make in someone's name. It is a gift that keeps on growing. For more information on planting a tree through The Christi Center program (which includes tree planting and maintenance, your loved one‚Äôs name on a central marker and a group dedication ceremony), please visit www.christicenter.org.
Why plant a memorial tree?
A memorial tree can be a living remembrance of a loved one or a celebration of a happy event. It provides a sense of belonging and community. The tree groves we are trying to develop will provide a pleasant place of contemplation for our citizens. They improve the quality of life here in Round Rock, providing a benefit and enjoyment to people who use our parks. In addition, trees are a growing and living symbol or the individuals they represent; a symbol of rebirth.
Who does the planting?
The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department Urban Forestry Division and the non-profit organization The Christy Center planted the first grove of trees at Old Settlers Park in 2001. The City, along with volunteers, plants the trees. After planting, the City takes care of watering, pruning and other maintenance.
Why does Round Rock have this program?
Round Rock's Urban Forester Emsud Horozovic received many requests from Round Rock residents who were familiar with memorial tree planting programs in other communities. The non-profit organization The Christi Center has had a similar program with the city of Austin for many years and was happy to extend the program to Round Rock. Memorial trees serve the dual purpose of preserving and planting trees in the Round Rock area and satisfying a community need for a way to honor loved ones in such a positive and beneficial manner. The gift of a tree keeps growing and giving to the community for a lifetime.
How do I get involved?
Anyone interested in purchasing a memorial tree should contact the Forestry Division at 341-3350. Those interested in supporting the program can attend the City's tree planting ceremonies as they occur. To find out when a ceremony is planned, check out the City's News page or subscribe to the City's e-newsletter Round Rock News for e-mail updates.