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Living Legacy Program

living legacy trees

This program is designed to allow organizations or individuals an opportunity to commemorate an event through the perpetual growth of a tree. Modeled after successful programs from across the country, the City of Reynoldsburg LIVING LEGACY program can fit most any need.

The Reynoldsburg program invites you to:

  • Establish a tradition
  • Commemorate a wedding
  • Celebrate the birth of a child
  • Valentine’s gift
  • Memorialize a loved one
  • Recognize the accomplishments of an individual, group, or organization
  • Celebrate a graduation

Tree Planting Proceess

The Parks & Recreation Department has numerous locations throughout the city available for planting trees. To ensure a healthy and adequate survival for a tree, the following guidelines are set forth:

  • The cost of the tree will be $200.00. The Parks & Recreation Department will secure a 2” – 3” caliper tree.
  • Once the selection of tree species is determined, the Parks & Recreation Department will order the tree from a local nursery.
  • The Parks & Recreation Department will plant the tree.
  • A specific site may be requested and the staff will make every attempt to honor the request. In the event no site is specified, or the donor’s request cannot be accommodated, the staff will determine a planting site.
  • The City will assume the maintenance of the tree.
  • The tree will be planted in Reynoldsburg, on public land, including City owned facilities.

Acknowledgement

The Parks & Recreation Department will acknowledge the recipient in the following manner:

The recipient and location are remembered on a permanent standard plaque, designed and fabricated by the City. The recipient / family will receive a certificate and a card acknowledging the gift. The donors will be contacted prior to the planting of the tree.

Tree Selection

Depending on the location, various species of trees are available:
    
     Yellowwood
 Flowering Dogwood
 Cockspur Hawthorn
 Ginkgo
 Thornless Honeylocust
 Kentucky Coffeetree
 Black Locust (‘Purple Robe’)
 Tilia/Linden 
     Walnuts: Black, Butternut
 Sweetgum
 Blackgum
 Tulip Poplar
 American Hop-Hornbeam
 Quaking Aspen
 American Elm
 Eastern Redbud
     Maples: Red, Hybrid, Sugar
 American Hornbeam
 Hickories: Shagbark, Shellbark
 Northern Catalpa
 Hackberry
 Oaks: Pin, Red, White, Swamp, Scarlet, Shingle, Burr, Chnkapin, Willow, Schumard, Black

Park Selection

Civic Park - 6800 Daugherty Drive

Huber Park - 1600 Davidson Drive

John F Kennedy Park - 7232 East Main Street

Livingston House Park - 1792 Graham Road

Senior Center - 1520 Davidson Drive

Pine Quarry Park

-Kingsley Drive-Greentree Development

-Waggoner Road access

Trees not only provide us with wood, paper, nuts, shade, natural beauty and a buffer against noise, they play an important role in a natural cycle. Trees capture carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. Trees also help prevent flooding and assist with controlling soil erosion. Besides all these practical benefits, trees add value and beauty to their surroundings.

Download the Living Legacy Program Application for Trees (PDF).

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