Remembrance Trees

Current tree purchases will be for the 2019 planting season.
Remembrance Tree

Centre Region residents are invited to mark a personal milestone with a living reminder by placing a donation for a shade tree to be placed in a local park. Donors may choose their trees from lists created for each park. The Remembrance Tree Program is a cooperative effort by Centre Region Parks and Recreation and five Centre Region municipalities, including the Borough of State College, and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton.


Standard 1.5" - 2" caliper Remembrance Tree

The donation will be noted in the CRPR Remembrance Tree Roster, located on this website. The donor will receive a letter of acknowledgment and a Remembrance Tree Program Certificate. An engraved plastic donor tag will be secured to the tree; the longevity of the tag can only be guaranteed for 12 months from the planting date. Please note that certain specialized species, if requested by the donor, may increase the donation amount based upon the increased purchase price from the commercial nursery. The donation for this tree is $350.

1.5"-2" caliper tree Arboretum Tree with cast bronze plaque

If a donor wishes to also have a permanent, cast bronze plaque beside their Remembrance Tree, the new Robert Tudek Arboretum Area at Tom Tudek Memorial Park has been designated as the sole park site to host those Remembrance Trees. The plaque wording is limited on the basis of size and content, must be consistent with other park plaques across the region, and is subject to CRPR approval. The donation for this tree is $500.

Below is a list of tree species for reference only. If you are interested in a tree species that is not on this list, you may make a suggestion to be reviewed by the CRPR Horticulturist. Hemlocks and Ash trees will not be planted due to the threat of pests and disease; Red Maples will no longer be planted to prevent a monoculture of that species. The goal is to increase the diversity of tree species within the Centre Region Parks.  

APPROVED REMEMBRANCE TREES:
Ruby Red Horsechestnut  *  River birch  *  Sugar Maple  *  Sawtooth Oak  *  Swamp White Oak  *  Northern Red Oak  *  Shingle Oak  *  Scarlet Oak  *  Bur Oak  *  Chestnut Oak  *  White Pine  *  Douglas Fir  *  Blue Spruce  *  American Beech  *  Hickory  *  Lacebark Elm  *  Tulip Poplar  *  Willow  *  Serviceberry  *  Dogwood  *  Blackgum  *  Black Cherry  *  Redbud  *  Honeylocust  *  Purple Robe Black Locust  *  Hawthorn  *  Sweetgum  *  Cucumber Tree  *  Magnolia  *  London Planetree  *  Crabapple  *  Littleleaf Linden  *  Hornbeam


2018 Remembrance Tree Planting Roster

Tree #

Year

Park

Tree Common Name

Tree Scientfic Name

Donor(s)

In Remembrance/Honor Of

437

2018

Spring Creek Park

London Plane

Platanus × acerifolia

PSU Horticulture Club c/o Harrison Fritz

Dan Stearn

438

2018

Spring Creek Park

London Plane

Platanus × acerifolia

John Harwood

Kathryn Grossman

439

2018

Lederer Park

White Dogwood

Cornus florida

Kelly Hughes, Steven Romg & Brent Frank

Molly Sue, their beloved poodle

440

2018

Tudek Park

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

Mary Sears & Elizabeth Pennock

Henry Loewen from the Sears and Pennock Families

4412018Tudek Park ArboretumShagbark HickoryCarya ovataAlexis, Austin, Bass, Bob, Bruce, Kyle, Leslie & TimIn Memory of Colin Davies from his friends at Hawbaker Engineering
4422018Tusseyview ParkWhite OakQuercus albaSt. Paul's UMC Study GroupIn remembrance of Cecil Trueblood
4432018Homestead ParkSugar MapleAcer saccharumThe Assadinias, Bastians, Holdens, Savinos & WinterrowdsIn remembrance of Cindy Maund
4442018Tudek Park ArboretumHorse ChestnutAesculusSzymon & Jan LetowskiCelebrating the retirement of Anna Letowski
4452018Tudek Park ArboretumFlowering DogwoodCornus floridaFriends of the Costello FamilyIn remembrance of Sirawich "Jo" Chantaburanan
4462018Tudek Park ArboretumSugar MapleAcer saccharumCharlotte & Steve LanichIn loving memory of Martha L. Goodwin
4472018Homestead ParkTBDTBDFrom your children and grandchildrenIn loving memory of George Grothey
4482018Homestead ParkTBDTBDBeverly GrotheyIn loving memory of Cindy Maund
4492018Eugene Fasick ParkBlackgumNyssa SylvaticaBonnie & Ken Kline SmeltzerIn memory of Elizabeth Kline Smeltzer
4502018Tudek ParkFlowering DogwoodCornus floridaLiz McMillanIn remembrance of Rosalie Cook
4512018Holmes Foster ParkPink DogwoodCornus floridaDavid & Eleanor BakerIn remembrance of Jadwiga Glon
4522018Millbrook Marsh Nature CenterSugar MapleAcer saccharumKathryn GrossmanIn loving memory of Michael O. Wright
4532018Millbrook Marsh Nature CenterSugar MapleAcer saccharumKathryn GrossmanIn loving memory of Lucille Wright Saylor Anderson

The donation period for 2018 plantings will close on March 15, 2018.
 

2017 Remembrance Tree Planting Roster

Tree #

Year

Park

Tree Common Name

Tree Scientfic Name

Donor(s)

In Remembrance/Honor Of

432

2017

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Red Maple

Acer rubrum

Blake and Linda Gall

Donald W. Hamer

433

2017

Holmes-Foster Park

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

St. Paul's Methodist Church Study Group

James Winck

434

2017

Suburban Park

Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

Kevin Klywiak

Edwin "Ned" C. Pryor

435

2017

Tudek Arboretum

Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Chad Rimmey

James L. Rimmey

436

2017

Fogleman Overlook

Red Oak

Quercus rubra

College Township

Former Police Chief,

Tom King


Remembrance Tree Donations may be made in person, by phone, by mail, or via CRPR’s ActiveNet registration website. Please mail your donation to: Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority, 2643 Gateway Drive, Suite #1, State College, PA 16801, or contact the Agency at (814) 231-3071.

Click click HERE for past Remembrance Tree rosters from 1994 to 2016.