The Plano Adopt a Tree Program
Adopt A Tree is a joint program between the Plano Parks Foundation and Parks and Recreation Department to provide an opportunity for people who want to memorialize or recognize an individual.
The Adopt A Tree program is located around the pond at Russell Creek Park, off of McDermott Road between Coit Road and Independence Parkway. View a map of the site.
Included in Adoption
Participants receive a 30 gallon tree for $400 (approx 2.5 in caliper). Included with the tree is a 4 by 9-inch bronze plaque with wording the applicant provides. Wording is limited to 3-4 lines of text with no more than 24 characters per line including spacing. The Parks and Recreation Department will choose the appropriate planting location and species. The tree and plaque will be installed by the Department and receive automatic irrigation. Maintenance will be provided in perpetuity. Please remember that the tree and commemorative plaque are all that is allowed in the park. Decorating the trees in any form or fashion is prohibited. Plant material will be removed at the discretion of park staff.
Applications are taken year round, but requests are cut off on October 31 for departmental planning purposes. Plantings are typically accomplished during late fall/winter when it's best to plant trees. Once the tree is planted, the applicant will receive a notification letter and map showing where the tree is located.