The Tinley Park-Park District offers a Memorial Tree Program. Through this program, a variety of trees can be purchased and planted to celebrate and commemorate people, organizations, or special events such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings. When a loved one passes away, planting a tree is a great way to remember and honor them.
All trees purchased through the Memorial Tree Program will be recorded on the Memorial Tree display located in the lobby of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center. A personalized certificate will be prepared according to the donor’s instructions. Trees can be purchased any time throughout the year, however, trees will only be planted in the spring and fall.
A variety of trees are available from which you may choose. You may also request a park location for your tree. The exact location of the tree will be determined by the Park District based on need and availability.
For more information, please contact the Park District at 708-342-4200.
Purchase a Memorial Tree
If you would like to purchase a Memorial Tree, please complete an order form and return it to:
Tinley Park-Park District
8125 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Trees are $250 (includes planting, maintenance, and personalized certificate).
Shade and Ornamental Trees
Autumn Blaze Maple: Oval, rounded head. Green in the summer and orange-red to red in fall.
Norway Maple: Rounded, symmetrical crown. Green in summer, yellow in fall.
Shademaster Honeylocust: Symmetrical. Dark green in summer, yellow in fall.
Aristocrat Pear: Broad, pyramidal. Glossy green in summer then yellow-red in fall. Produces pink buds opening to white blooms.
Redmond American Linden: Pyramidal, uniform. Bright green. Produces fragrant 2”-3” pendulous cymes.
Katsura Tree: Upright, pyramidal shape. Blue-green foliage turns yellow to orange in fall.
Autumn Gold Gingko Tree: Upright and columnar. Distinct fan shaped leaves turn yellow in fall.
Northern Catalpa Tree: Robust winter outline. Leaves are heart shaped with white flowers in spring, yellow foliage in fall.
Colorado Green Spruce: Grows up to 60’ in height, 20’-25’ wide. Color is gray-green.
Colorado Blue Spruce: Grows up to 60’ in height, 20’-25’ wide. Color is blue-green.
Swiss Tone Pine: Grows up to 25’ in height. 6’-10’ spread. Color is dark green.
Eastern White Pine: Grows up to 80’ in height, 20’-40’ spread. Color is green. Native to northern Illinois.