Tree of Life

Consider a Gift for the Benefit of Trees

When planning a memorial to a loved one, or to honor an anniversary or birthday, consider a gift that would last a lifetime!  The Tree of Life fund is a special trust set-up by the City to provide for plantings of flowers, shrubs and trees in our city parks, cemetery and public areas within the city.

Any gift amount is welcome and appreciated.  Most plantings are done in the Spring and Autumn of each year, under the direction of the Tree Commission.

The Tree of Life program is a wonderful way for citizens to get involved in helping to beautify our City—and to keep our special designation as Tree City USA.


All donations to the Tree of Life fund will be recorded in a memorial book, kept at the City Parks Office.  The book lists the name of the donor and the recipient.

A few examples:

  • “Gift in Loving Memory of Mr. John Smith, by the Jones Family,” or
  • “In Honor of the Birth of Jacob Smith by His Parents.”

The amount of the gift will not be listed.  In addition, an acknowledgement card will be sent to the recipient, or family of the recipient, so they will be made aware of the gift.

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” —Thomas Fuller, 1654-1734

photo by Linda Hammersmith

Please Make Checks Payable To:

City of Defiance
Tree of Life Trust Fund

Mail To:

City of Defiance, Parks & Recreation
1441 Quality Drive
Defiance, OH 43512

Contact the Parks Office:

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This fund is administered by the City of Defiance Parks Department, under the direction of the Tree Commission.

All Donations are tax deductible.