Tree and plaque pictureThe Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) has created a Celebration Tree Planting & Bench Dedication Program to:

  • Honour significant life events
  • Recognize important achievements or accolades
  • Cherish the memory of a valued friend, loved one or important community member

Commemorative trees and benches will be professionally placed within the boundaries of municipally owned or managed properties. Not only will they beautify and enhance the property, but they will also be a living memory for you, your family, or your organization.

Purchase a commemorative bench or tree

If you are interested in purchasing a commemorate bench or tree, please review our Tree Planting and Bench Dedication Program Brochure for more details. Once you've reviewed the brochure, please fill out our Commemorative Bench or Tree Planting Application. You can also contact us for more information.

Tree dedication details

Each tree measures between 50 to 60 mm (2 to 2.5 inches) in thickness and includes the cost of planting. You will be responsible for covering the cost. There is a two-year warranty on each tree.

You can select any of the following tree species:

  • Red Chestnut
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Red Oak
  • Sugar Maple
  • English Oak
  • Tulip Tree
  • Gingko
  • Freeman Maple
  • Mountain Ash
  • Little Leaf Lindon
  • Hackberry
  • London Plane Tree
  • Red Maple
Bench dedication details

The park bench is constructed of black enameled steel and features a seat and back rest. All benches will be anchored to a concrete pad. You are responsible for the entire cost of the bench, pad, and installation. Each bench features a five-year warranty. 

Plaque dedication details

You can also choose to purchase a commemorative plaque that will be placed next to the tree or bench.

The plaque is a small Bronze Plaque – 6”h x 9”h x 1/4 with etched out background and raised text with high resolution digital printed graphics. We will install the plaque on a small concrete base at an appropriate distance from the trunk of the tree or beside the bench. We will work with you to write an inscription for the plaque, and will have final approval for all inscriptions.