Commemorative Tree & Bench Program
The Commemorative Tree & Bench Program provides a lasting way to recognize a person, day, or particular event. Examples include, but are not limited to, births, graduations, retirements, weddings, anniversaries, or death of a loved one.
The cost of $425 includes dedication at annual Arbor Day Celebration, planting, plaque placed by the tree (which will include the species of the tree, the event being commemorated, and who the tree was donated by), and care for the life of the tree.
A Commemorative Tree Order Form (PDF) must be received by Twinsburg Parks and Recreation by March 1 for the tree to be planted in the Arbor Day celebration. Orders received after that date would be held for the next years planting. Arbor Day takes place in late April or early May annually.
All Commemorative Trees will be planted at Liberty Park, located at 9385 Liberty Road in Twinsburg. The gardener for the City of Twinsburg will determine where in Liberty Park all trees will be planted.
Available Tree Types
Large Shade Trees (Attaining Height of 45 Feet or More)
- Big Leaf Linden (Tillia americana)
- Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
- Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
- Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinos)
- Dawn Redwood (Metasaquoia glyptostriboides)
- Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
- Overcup Oak (Quercus imbricaria)
- Persimmom (Diospyros virginiana)
- Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
- Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
- Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)
- Shumard Oak (Quercus shumarii)
- Valley Forge American Elm (Ulmus americana)
Medium Shade Trees (Attaining Height of 30-45 Feet)
- American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
- Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
- Yellowood (Cladrastis kentukea)
Small Shade Trees (Maximum Height of 30 Feet)
- Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
- Serviceberry (Amalanchier arborea)
Large Conifers (Heights of 45 Feet or More)
- American Sentry Linden (Tilia Americana)
- Blue Spruce (Picea pungrens)
- Cucumber Magnolia (Magloia acuminata)
- Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobes)
- Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboream)
- Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
- White Spruce (Picea Glauca)
For more information, please email Tim Velbeck, City Gardener.
Commemorative benches are available for $4000.00. This bench will be placed along one of the many trails in Twinsburg. Placement will be agreed upon by the Parks and Recreation director and the customer. A small plaque is included in the cost. Example of type of bench is below.
For more information, please email Jennifer Betenson, Parks & Recreation Director. You can also call Twinsburg Parks & Recreation at 330-963-8722.