Tree and Bench Dedications
Create a Lasting Memory in the Forest Preserves
By dedicating a tree or bench in the Forest Preserves of Cook County, you can honor the memory of a family member or friend, commemorate a special anniversary, or celebrate a new beginning by making a gift that will last for years to come.
The Forest Preserve Foundation is currently accepting inquiries for the 2024 season only.
Please keep in mind that tree and bench locations must be confirmed by Forest Preserves’ staff prior to making your donation. Upon confirmation, payment will be accepted via check or credit card.
For questions, please reach out to email@example.com or call 312-603-8913.
Dedicated Bench: The dedicated bench is installed adjacent to trails and parking areas at select locations in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (requires Forest Preserve staff approval). The bench is made of recycled plastic and comes affixed with a plaque.
The Forest Preserves of Cook County has more than 340 miles of trails for hiking and biking. Along these trails, a bench offers a place to rest, reflect and take in the surroundings. Dedicating a bench helps to beautify the trails and creates a special way to celebrate a loved one or an important event. Benches are constructed using recycled materials.
Dedicated Tree: Native tree species available for dedication include: American Basswood (American Linden), American Beech (spring only), American Sycamore, Blue Beech (American Hornbeam), Bur Oak (spring only), Triumph Elm, Honey Locust, Kentucky Coffee, Northern Hackberry (spring only), Red Maple, River Birch (spring only), and Sugar Maple.
Trees provide countless benefits including habitat for wildlife, improved air and water quality, and beautiful landscapes. Dedicating a tree in the Forest Preserves of Cook County adds to the Preserves, benefits the environment and creates a special way to celebrate a loved one or an important event.
Please call 312-603-8913 for more information. Tree and bench locations must be confirmed by Forest Preserves’ staff prior to making your donation. Upon confirmation, payment will be accepted via check or credit card.