Donate a Commemorative Tree or Donate to the Princeton Shade Tree Trust Reserve
There are Two Ways you can Donate a Tree-
You can purchase a Commemorative Tree, and select the type and location OR you may make a Donation to the Princeton Shade Tree Trust Reserve, for $25 or more, that will go toward planting trees in memory or honor of a person or event. Both types of donations are tax-deductible.
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Donate a Commemorative Tree
The Commemorative Tree Program offered by the Princeton Shade Tree Commission provides residents the opportunity to donate one or more trees to be planted in municipal parks and public spaces in memory of or to honor a special person or event. Donations are tax-deductible. The program supports the Shade Tree Commission’s goal of increasing the municipal shade tree canopy, thereby enhancing and augmenting Princeton’s urban forest.
Donors work with the Arborist and the Shade Tree Commission to select the right tree, the right location, and if desired, a dedication plaque. A $500 donation is required to plant a commemorative tree. An optional plaque costs $500.
Example of the optional plaque available. This plaque is 10" wide by 5" high. The plaque will be attached to a stone plinth.
Applications received between July 1 - January 31 will be planted in the spring.
Applications received between February 1 - June 30 will be planted in the fall.
Make a Donation to the Princeton Shade Tree Trust Reserve
The Princeton Shade Tree Trust Reserve, established by the Princeton Shade Tree Commission, provides residents the opportunity to make a donation to support the Shade Tree Commission’s tree planting projects. Donations of $25 or more, may be made in memory of or to honor a special person or event and are tax-deductible. The Fund supports the Shade Tree Commission’s goal of increasing the municipal shade tree canopy, thereby enhancing and augmenting Princeton’s urban forest.
|Location||Honored||Donated By||Tree Species||Common Name||Date|
|Marquand Park-Lovers Lane||Caroline Mary Crispino||Ellen Koch||Nyssa sylvatica||Blackgum||Apr-20|
|101 Broadmead Street||E.B.O. Borgerhoff||Marvin Cheiten||Acer rubrum||Red Maple||Oct-21|
|Marquand Park-Lovers Lane||Elena Yundina||Tatiana Popova||Cornus Florida 'Cherokee Princess'||Dogwood||Oct-21|
|Harrison Street Park-Aiken Avenue||Sylvia and Irving ("Reggie") Ragen||Ronnie Ragen and Family||(3) Liquidambar styraciflua 'Happidaze', (3) Cladrastis kentuckea, (2) Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess', (1) Picea abies, (1) Magnolia virginiana||Happidaze Sweetgum; American Yellowwood, Cherokee Princess Dogwood; Norway Spruce, Sweet Bay Magnolia||Oct-21|
|Farmview Fields-Great Road||Rabbi Adam Feldman||The Jewish Center of Princeton||Ulmus americana 'Princeton'||Princeton Elm||Nov-21|
|Marquand Park-Lover Lane||Taysen Van Itallie||Hanna Grace VanCleave||Acer saccharum||Sugar Maple||Jan-22|
|Mary Moss Park-Lytle Street||Ms. Christy Peacock||Lance Liverman; Princeton Affordable Housing||Cercis canadensis||Eastern Redbud||Jan-22|
|Greenway Meadows-Rosedale Road||Mr. and Mrs. Widner||Jennifer A. Widner||(2) Quercus imbricaria, (3) Quercus bicolor||(3) Shingle Oak, (3) Swamp White Oak||Mar-22|
|Barbara Boggs Park-Hamilton Avenue||Deb Mercantini||Princeton Environmental Commission||Cornus Florida 'Cherokee Princess'||Cherokee Princess Dogwood||May-22|
|Quarry Park-Spruce Street||Seven M. Miller||Olga Boyko||(2) Platanus x acerifolia||London Plane||Aug-22|