Give a Memorial Tree

Give a Memorial Tree

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You can remember a loved one by planting a memorial tree at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. This horse chestnut tree blooming on the hillside near the Spring House was donated by the Goshen Post Office in memory of Jonathon Powell. Gerry Keifer lived near the Nature Preserve and walked her dog here regularly. A red dogwood was dedicated to her memory on May 19th at NatureFest.

Trees, flowers and shrubs can keep you close to someone who is deceased, but they can also be given in honor of someone still living – for a birth, graduation, or other celebration. Couples who marry here like to plant a Sweetheart Tree representing their relationship. To learn more, call (502) 228-4362 or email us at Info@KYNaturePreserve.org.

With the recent spring 2017 tornado, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve seeks supporters who will make a donation to replace the hundreds that were lost. A donation for a tree may be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one or a group, such as a class or a sports team.

For $350, we offer the following per tree –

  • Purchase of a good-sized tree (usually 8′ tall or taller for maples and oaks, dogwoods are smaller), pick-up and transport
  • Dig the hole – approximately 4′ x 4′ and add amendment/fertilizer, then plant the tree using three staff and equipment
  • Stake the tree, if needed, and add rigid mesh protectors
  • Water and add tree water “bags” as needed throughout the first year of establishment

For $550, we offer the following per tree –

  • Purchase of a good-sized tree (usually 8′ tall or taller for maples and oaks, dogwoods are smaller), pick-up and transport
  • Dig the whole (approximately 4′ x 4′) and plant the tree using three staff and equipment
  • Stake the tree, if needed, and add rigid mesh protectors
  • Water and add tree water “bags” as needed throughout the first year of establishment
  • Guaranteed for a year – should the tree die for any reason, we will replace the tree

Note: Ultimate selection of species and location are determined by the Executive Director, Tavia Cathcart Brown. The donation amount does not include a plaque. Plaques should be paid for by the donor and approved by the Executive Director.

To purchase a tree, please email Info@KYNaturePreserve.org for more information or call (502) 228-4362 and ask for Tavia Cathcart Brown.