Give your family and friends a lasting tribute through the town’s Memorial Tree Program

Monday, April 19, 2010 – for immediate release

Give your family and friends a lasting tribute through the town’s Memorial Tree Program

Participation in the program benefits donors and the environment

April 19, 2010 – For immediate release
The Town of Oakville’s Memorial Tree Program allows residents to purchase or adopt a tree in memory of a loved one, to dedicate to a friend or family member, or to commemorate a special event. The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute, and will benefit the community as a whole by enhancing our natural environment.

“The program gives residents a chance to create a unique and lasting memory for someone or something special in their lives,” says Heather Turenne, Manager, Harbours and Cemeteries, Town of Oakville. “It is also a great way to improve our community and help the environment.”

Residents can choose any park or cemetery for their memorial tree, subject to availability. Once the chosen location has been approved, town staff will select an appropriate new tree or identify an appropriate tree for adoption. The memorial tree will be taken care of by town staff in the course of their regular park maintenance.

An initial five-year commitment includes the purchase, planting and maintenance of your tree along with a personalized cast bronze plaque. The commemorative plaque is set in concrete and placed at the base of your memorial tree. You will also receive a certificate acknowledging the planting or tree adoption. After the five-year period, you can continue to renew your commitment every five years.

Residents interested in the Memorial Tree Program can find more information and order forms on the program’s webpage. The application deadline for spring 2011 memorial tree plantings is August 1, 2010.

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Media contacts:

Heather Turenne
Manager, Harbours and Cemeteries
Town of Oakville
905-338-4236
hturenne@oakville.ca

Gisèle Shaw
Manager, Corporate Communications
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3166
gshaw@oakville.ca


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Give your family and friends a lasting tribute through the town’s Memorial Tree Program