Throughout the Shire, there are many parks and reserves that hold a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike. Council recognises the importance of these meaningful places and in response has created the Memorial Tree Planting Program. This Program provides community members the opportunity to create a living memorial to their loved ones through tree planting in public open space.
When asked why their family decided to participate in the Memorial Tree Planting Program, a local resident wrote:
“We recently lost my husband's parents to cancer and they are laid to rest overseas. We decided to plant a memorial tree in their honour, in our favourite local park, to give our family a happy place to visit and remember them.
We are very thankful for the program run by the council. Throughout the entire process, we were fully guided, supported and treated with great kindness and understanding.
We often take the kids to the park, visit the grandparent's tree and retell stories of how loving and caring they were and how much they would have loved the park. It gives us a place to connect with them, even though they are so far away."
In addition to improving the environment, memorial trees can serve as a focal point for family gatherings, or create a personal place for enjoyment and quiet reflection. You can find out more information about the Memorial Tree Planting Program by reading our FAQs page, or the attached Policy. If you are ready to apply to plant your family's own living legacy, complete the application using the link below.
We are always here to help. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact the Open Space Assets Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9710-0333.
Memorial Tree Requests Form
Memorial Tree Planting Program FAQs
Our Memorial Tree Planting Policy can be viewed here.
Enquiries can be directed to Open Space Assets on 9710-0333 or email@example.com