Commemorative Trees

Information

The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department offers you a special way to honor a loved one by placing a commemorative tree in the city parks system. This program offers a positive way to honor a loved one and enhance the beauty of your community.

Donor pays for the tree, so costs depend on which tree the donor chooses. Trees are planted in the fall or spring depending on the proper planting time for the variety of tree selected. The trees will be a minimum of three inches in diameter to ensure a good chance of survival. If a tree dies, the Parks and Recreation Department will replace the tree for no additional cost, however the variety may be different depending on the circumstances by which the original tree did not survive.

For more information on this program, please contact Rosa Ledesma, Parks and Recreation Specialist at 830-258-1160.

Forms

Tree Order Form

Approved Trees for Planting

*for riparian areas only
VARIETY
MATURE HEIGHT
SHAPE
GROWTH RATE
LIFE SPAN (YRS.)
Bald Cypress*
+60'
Erect/Pyramidal
Moderate
+50
Bur Oak
+40'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Cedar Elm
+40'
Erect/Pyramidal
Moderate/Fast
+40
Chinquapin Oak
+40'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Escarpment Live Oak
25'
Rounded
Slow
+50
Lacy Oak
25'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Mountain Laurel
15'
Rounded
Slow
25-50
Monterey Oak
25'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Pecan*
+40'
Erect/Pyramidal
Fast
+40
Texas Redbud
15'
Rounded
Slow
25-50
Trees