The Anderson Park District offers a program whereby the public can dedicate a tree in honor of or in memory of a particular friend or family member. The majority of these trees are along a park hike/bike trail, where people walk each day. The marker that is placed under the tree is an engraved marker. In most cases, it bears a name and date. Sometimes it will bear an image, saying, or phrase that reminds the patron of a person or event.
There are trees honoring special anniversaries as well as lifetime achievements, like the couple that placed a marker to celebrate their life as teachers. The passing of a spouse or good friend is never easy, but being able to remember them daily, surrounded by people and children at play, brings a sense of comfort to some.
A gift of $300 buys an engraved marker. The stones are shaped by nature, so they will vary in shape and size; current markers are a 12″ x 12″ sand-colored stone. The marker will be placed beneath an adopted tree at your requested park.
For more information, contact Scott Lahman, (513) 388-5091.