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
Tree of Life Donations
|Date:||Donation Given By:||for:|
|8-1-17||Zane Zeedyk||In Memory of Shelly Zeedyk|
|11-2016||Patricia Lynch||In Memory of Gertrude Harley|
|2-12-16||Jeff Leonard, John Lehner, David Williams and Ann Scribner||In Memory of Richard McCann|
|01-2015||Terry and Ann Melton||In Memory of Joan Cereghin|
|10-15-12||Velandia & Ciccotelli Families||In memory of Vince Polce|
|Bryan Diecast of Bryan, Oh||In Memory of Harley K. Bricker Sr.
|12-10-98||Defiance City Employees||In Memory of Sara Nicole Manon|
|9-14-98||Defiance Hospital Board of Trustees||In Memory of John Pruitt|
|John and Rita Kissner||In Memory of Catherine E. Hofer|
|6-11-98||Rick & Barb Sommer||In Memory of Dick Linebrink|
|6-5-98||City of Defiance Employees||In Memory of Josephine Kissner|
|6-2-98||Sally & Leaonard Myers, Jane & Bob Boehn, Ralph & Jean Baringer, Norma & Charlie Barber, Dave & Mary Louise Hoeffel||In Memory of Josephine Kissner|
|5-13-98||Defiance Hospital||In Memory of Bob Woods|
|5-5-98||Marilyn Lees Frye||In Memory of Victor Hire|
|2-9-98||Marilyn Lees Frye||In Memory of Mary Hire|
|8-11-97||John and Rita Kissner and family||In Honor of 90th Birthday of Miss Catherine Hofer|
|5-23-97||Jeff Leonard family, Dave Maxey family, and Stan Rohrbaugh family||In Memory of Christopher Spurgeon and Heather Spurgeon|
|5-20-97||Carol Iler, Project Coordinator||To Honor Ecology|
|4-24-97||Mr. and Mrs. Roger Herrett||In Memory of Nell Herrett|
|4-8-97||Curt, Sue, and Tom Minsel||In Memory of John Mason II|
|2-13-97||Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sommer||In Memory of Dr. George Morgan's Father|
|1-14-97||Barbara Sommer, Heidi Mealer|
Marie Peters,Sue Minsel
|In Memory of Victor Bacon|
|11-26-96||Defiance Hospital||In Memory of Jeffery Walter|
|8-12-96||Dr. Patric Bentley||In Memory of Emmett Bentley|
|8-02-96||Defiance City Employees||In Memory of Herb Rosebrock|
|5-30-96||DJHS Team 7 West students of Carol Iler||To Honor Ecology|
|5-16-96||The Friends of Norma Barber||In Honor of Retirement from the City|
|5-16-96||Jody Doyle||In Memory of Alex Foldvary, Denny Gordon|
Please Make Checks Payable To:
City of Defiance
Tree of Life Trust Fund
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.