Spruce Up Austin has been helping citizens plant honorary trees on public property since 1995. Tree planting can be a suitable recognition for many reasons, such as the memory of a loved one, birth of a child, special anniversary, or recognition of service, for example. Our tree program has two options:

Option 1: Honorary Tree Planting Program

The Honorary Tree program allows a new tree to be planted on approved public property. The honoree’s name is then documented on the honorary tree listing in our kiosk located at East Side Lake.
Minimum donation of $150 is required ($200 for Spruce Trees).

Option 2: Honorary Tree Trek Adoption Program

The Tree Trek Adoption program allows the adoption of an existing tree along the SUA Tree Trek. The Tree Trek is a three quarter mile walkway along East Side lake lined with 75 species of trees suitable for planting in Minnesota. The honoree’s name is noted on a sign by the tree.
Minimum donation of $50 is required (Up to 3 adoptees per tree; $150 to adopt entire tree).

Tree Program Application

If you are interested in participating in one of our tree program, please contact us through our website or print and complete our Tree Program Application and return it to us by mail.

Spruce Up Austin - Tree Program Application


Honorary Tree Trek Adoptions

Honorary Tree Plantings