Memorial Tree Program
The Tree Program
The Memorial Tree Program is facilitated through The Rockledge Environmental Enhancement (TREE) Board of the City of Rockledge. This program offers a unique way to honor the life of a loved one. Memorial trees also provide benefits to the community and environment. These special trees will bring a sense of peace when visiting the park, purify our air, and provide wildlife habitats for many years to come.
How to Arrange a Donation
Native trees are preferred, in accordance with Rockledge Land Development Regulations 40.30.
The following steps will ensure a quick, efficient memorial or honorary planting ceremony for your loved one:
- Purchase and installation of a tree is the donor's responsibility. The tree must be a 30-gallon size with a minimum height of 6 feet. The nursery must guarantee the tree for one year. The tree must be staked and mulched by the nursery at the time of planting.
- Requests may be made at any time of the year and will be considered for the following spring or fall planting.
- Coordinate with the City of Rockledge to select the date, time, and place for planting.
- Consult a local plant nursery and select a tree from the recommended list.
- Notify the nursery of the approved date, time, and place for planting.
Note: Due to maintenance and vandalism concerns, plaques will not be accepted as part of the memorial donation.
Your participation in this program is greatly appreciated. City staff will be honored to work with you throughout the process.
Designated Donation Areas
Robert A. Anderson Stormwater Park, 1200 Pluckebaum Road
Taylor Park, 1292 Florida Avenue
Larry L. Schultz Park, 2560 Fiske Boulevard
Note: If you would like to plant in an area of the City not on this list, please verify with City staff as to whether your request can be accommodated.
Canopy Trees Empty heading
Southern Red Cedar
Florida Red Maple**
Sand Live/Scrub Oak**
**Native to areas in Florida; recommended above others
Deciduous trees (leaf-shedding, non-evergreen) must be at least 2 inches in caliper.
Evergreens must be a minimum height of 5 feet.
Botanical names are available. Other species may be approved upon request.
To participate in the program, call Rockledge City Hall at (321) 221-7540.