Donating a park bench or planting a tree is a lasting way to honor the memory of a loved one. The City of Savage can assist citizens with this meaningful gesture through its Park Bench and Tree Dedication Program.
In addition to publicly honoring a friend or family member who has died, a bench or a tree can enhance the City’s park system and help beautify the community.
How to Get Started
City of Savage staff can assist in making the dedication as special as possible by helping to:
• select a location
• determine the appropriate tree species, if applicable
• ordering dedication plaque
• scheduling the bench’s installation or tree’s planting
The City of Savage typically plants trees that are 2- to 3-inches in diameter. Available species include Crabapple, Hackberry, Hawthorn, Linden, Maple, Oak, and Kentucky Coffee Tree.
Benches are metal coated, 6 feet in length and attached to a concrete pad.
Each tree and bench vary. Staff will work with you to determine the proper selection for your budget. A small dedication plaque, engraved with your message, will be placed next to the tree or mounted on the bench as appropriate.