Tree and Bench Program

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Enhance Clayton Parks

The Enhance Clayton Parks program provides an opportunity for residents, business owners and others to honor or remember an individual in this unique way. At the same time your donation will enhance the Clayton Parks and Recreation system by furnishing Clayton parks with trees or benches.

Purchase a Tree

Interested persons can contribute a 6’ – 8’ tall tree for $500. Trees may be planted in any park, space permitting. Oaks, Black Gums, Redbuds, Ginkgos, Tulip Trees and certain Maples are examples of the variety of trees available for purchase to honor an individual or organization or remember a loved one. These tributes are great gifts for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and weddings.

Each tree purchased through the Tree Tribute Program will be marked by a plaque with the name of the person to whom the tree is dedicated and date the tree was planted. A letter and certificate will be sent to the honored individual or organization notifying them that a tree was purchased and planted in their honor, if so noted on the donation form.

Trees will be planted in the spring or fall depending on the date of their order.

Tree Types


Oak - Majestic native tree growing to a height of 100’. Slow growing with a broad open crown.

Maple - Shade tree with rounded crown, usually 60’ tall at maturity. Fall colors range from yellow to orange to red.

Redbud (Pink or White Flowers) - A small native tree with heart shaped leaves that flowers in early spring. It is an open spreading tree that grows 25’ tall and 30’ wide. Its fall color is a golden yellow.

Black Gum - Shade tree that usually matures to 80' tall and 60' wide. They produce flowers for bees in the spring, fruit for birds in the summer, and bright reds and oranges in the fall.

Ginkgo - Shade tree that usually matures at 80’ tall and 60’ wide. Known for it’s fan shaped leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall.

Tulip Poplar - Shade tree with a mature height of 80’ and a 40’ width. Native tree with a yellow fall color.

Purchase a Bench

Park benches are also available for purchase for $2500. The honored individual or organization will receive a certificate with their name, the year the bench was donated to Enhance Clayton Parks, and the location of the bench. In addition, the tribute will be engraved on a plate that will be affixed to the bench.

About Clayton Community Foundation

The Clayton Community Foundation is committed to the enhancement of the parks and recreation system by providing significant opportunities for conservation, recreation, and relaxation through special projects for which local funding is not available.

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