The Village of Itasca has an ongoing tree dedication program to allow people to have an existing tree in the Village’s nature center arboretum dedicated to commemorate a special event (ex. birth, anniversary) or to honor the memory of a departed loved one.
Trees are dedicated the last Saturday in April (Arbor Day) in the arboretum area. Each tree is identified with a plaque set on a post to the south side of the tree, identifying the tree species, who or what the tree is dedicated for, and who dedicated it. You will also receive a certificate acknowledging the tree dedication that will include all the information found on the plaque.\
Tree Dedication Fee
An existing tree in the Village’s arboretum can be dedicated for $600. This will cover the cost of installing the plaque and post on the south side of the tree. To dedicate a tree you may either select a species and have the staff select the specific tree to be dedicated, or you may explore the arboretum area with a Village staff member and select the tree yourself. Once the tree has been selected, the plaque information must be filled out and submitted with either a check for $600 made out to Village of Itasca or with $250 cash. The plaque and post will be installed and formally dedicated on the following Arbor Day.
To begin the process, please complete our Tree Dedication Order Form (PDF).