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Tree & Bench Sponsor Program

Through the Memorial Tree and Bench Program anyone can provide a unique dedication to honor a friend, relative, or member of an organization by placing a tree or bench in one of Bellevue’s Parks. 

This dedication provides a lasting memory and enhances the meaning of a tree or bench to the others.  The gift is also a valuable contribution to our park system to be used and enjoyed by all.

Tree Sponsors

The cost of a memorial tree is $325.  This price includes the tree, plaque on recognition board, regular maintenance including fertilizing, pruning and mulching.  The trees are 2 – 2 ½ inches in diameter, balled and bur lapped.  Trees will be planted at the appropriate time of the year to ensure optimal growth (typically May & October as weather permits)  The six tree species available for this program are shown below.

Freeman Maple - A naturally occurring hybrid between a Silver Maple and a Red Maple.  Its brilliant orange-red color in the fall is similar to a Red Maple.  It has the ability to grow in almost all soils as does a Silver Maple. A fully mature Freeman Maple has a height of 40-60’.

Sugar Maple – The Wisconsin State Tree.  One of the hardest and long lived of all the maples.  Noted for extraordinary fall colors of gold, orange, and scarlet.  A fully mature Sugar Maple reaches a height of 50-75’.

Bur Oak – A very tough, durable oak tree once established.  Very tolerant of high alkaline soils.  Most have interesting corky bark on young branches.  A fully mature Bur Oak reaches a height of 60-80’.

Swamp White Oak – Large lowland tree.  One of the easiest oaks to transplant.  Prefers slightly acidic soils.  A Swamp White Oak can reach a height of 65-75’.

Kentucky Coffeetree – An ugly duckling in youth, maturing into a graceful swan.  Its bluish-green compound leaves give a lacy appearance in summer.  The flaking bark and bold branching add winter interest.  Female trees produce 5-10” long, thick brown leathery pods which provide winter interest.  A fully mature Kentucky Coffeetree can reach a height of 50-60’.

American Linden – A stately, native, lowland tree with dense foliage.  Spreading, low-hung branches.  Sweet Smelling, pale-yellow flowers come alive in June.  The American Linden can reach a height of 65-75’.

Bench Sponsors

The cost of a memorial bench is $725.  The price includes a six foot bench with a back, plaque, and installation on a concrete pad.  Benches will be installed in the Early Summer or Fall. 

The click the following link to view a sample bench for an example of what the our benches look like.

How to Order?

To order, please download and complete the following:

Leisure Services Staff Information

Office Location:
2828 Allouez Avenue
Bellevue, WI 54311

Office Phone:
(920) 468-5225

Information Line:
(920) 468-5225,
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Fax:
(920) 468-4196

Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

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Leisure Services Director


Matthew Hahn
Recreation Supervisor

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2828 Allouez Avenue
Bellevue, WI 54311

Phone: (920) 468-5225
Fax: (920) 468-4196

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

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