Memorial Tree Program

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The Memorial Tree Program allows Southlake residents, community organizations, and businesses to commemorate a loved departed person through the purchase of a memorial tree to be planted within a City-owned public park. Planting a memorial tree provides benefits to the community and environment, while also providing a unique and significant tribute to your loved one. A variety of trees are offered that grow well in Southlake. 

2023 Trees Offered and Memorial Tree Fees:

  • Chinese Pistache: $635.50
  • Lacebark Elm: $915.50
  • Live Oak: $695.50
  • Shumard Oak: $715.50 

***Payments must be received by December 31 to ensure planting the following February or March.

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Program Details

  1. Applications are open year-round, but trees are only planted annually during the months of February and March. A specific planting date cannot be guaranteed.
  2. The applicant can purchase any number of memorial trees; however, each memorial tree must commemorate a different individual.
  3. Trees may only be planted in Community Parks and city-maintained Neighborhood Parks. Refer to the qualifying parks table.
  4. The Community Services Department will determine the tree's location within the designated park. 
    • Locations will be selected within the selected park which are conducive to the park surroundings and overall design.
    • Trees will not be planted in areas where irrigation is not available.
  5. The City of Southlake Parks Division will plant and maintain the tree. 
    • If the tree dies within the first two years of planting, the City will replace it with a new tree. 
    • The City reserves the right to choose the size of the replacement tree at its discretion. 
  6. Since trees are living and subject to diseases and weather, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate the tree, as necessary.
  7. As per recommendations of the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, parks may be redeveloped or further developed. Redevelopment or further development of a park may require the removal or relocation of the memorial tree. The City reserves the right to remove or relocate the tree as necessary. 
  8. Public commemoration displays, the burial of ashes or objects, additional plantings, flowers, decorations, etc. at or near the memorial tree area will not be permitted. The City will offer to publish donor and honoree names and memorial tree park locations on the Memorial Tree Program webpage.

Eligible City-Owned Parks:

  • Bicentennial Park
  • Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
  • Bob Jones Park
  • Chesapeake Park
  • East Haven Park
  • Koalaty Park
  • Liberty Park at Sheltonwood
  • Lonesome Dove Park
  • McPherson Park
  • Noble Oaks Park
  • North Park
  • Royal and Annie Smith Park
  • Southlake Sports Complex (following redevelopment)
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Southlake Parks and Recreation

Phone: (817)748-8019

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