Plant a Tree, Grow a Memory
Your Green Deed Tells the Story
Donors will receive a Green Deed presentation certificate which details the person or event being honored, the type of tree planted and the planting location. The Green Deed certificate is suitable for framing; it bears the seal of the Chicago Park District, and is signed by the General Superintendent and the President of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners.
You Choose the Type of Tree
You Choose the Location
A donation amount of $600 covers ornamental trees, and $800 for shade trees. See more information about recommended trees in the Tree Types section below. A donation of any amount will always be accepted, and appreciated, towards our general tree planting program.
Please call the Chicago Park District’s dedicated Green Deed Tree phone line at (312) 742-5414 or (312) 742-4679 if you have any questions or comments, or would like further information about the Green Deed Tree Dedication Program.
Steps for Dedicating a Green Deed Tree
- Fill out the Green Deed Tree Request Form.
- Attach a check or money order, made payable to the Chicago Park District Tree Fund, for the amount listed based on the type of tree requested.
- Return the completed Green Deed Tree Request Form and your check or money order to:
Growing up to eighty feet tall, shade trees are the backbone of the natural landscape, defining and framing outdoor spaces, providing welcome relief from the summer sun and channeling the breezes. Characterized by dense, leafy green foliage in the summer, shade trees often develop vibrant fall color, extending their seasonal interest into the autumn. Here is a list of recommended shade trees that perform well in our parks.
Ornamental trees are characterized by spring or early summer flowering displays followed by ornamental fruit set and, often, showy fall color, providing year-round seasonal interest. Generally growing smaller than shade trees, most ornamental trees are available in both single and multiple stemmed forms. Here is a list of recommended ornamental trees that perform well in our parks.