Commemorative Trees

NOTICE AS OF 01/01/2024: We regret to inform the public that our commemorative tree program will be inactivated until further notice.

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.

Trees are planted in the fall or spring depending on the proper planting time for the variety of the tree selected. The trees will be a minimum of 3-inch caliper (diameter) to ensure a good chance of survival.

Fee

The donor pays for the tree, so the cost depends on the tree's variety and size. 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.

Forms

Tree Order Form

For more information on this program, please contact Rosa Ledesma.

Approved Trees for Planting

*for riparian areas only
VARIETY
MATURE HEIGHT
SHAPE
GROWTH RATE
LIFE SPAN (YRS.)
Anacua
+50'
Rounded
Slow
+40
Arizona Cypress
+40'
Pyramidal
Moderate
+30
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
Lacy Oak
25'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Live Oak
25'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Monterey Oak
25'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Montezuma Cypress
+60'
Erect/Pyramidal
Moderate
+50
Pecan*
+40'
Erect/Pyramidal
Fast
+40
Texas Mountain Laurel
25'
Rounded
Slow
25-50
Texas Red Oak
+40'
Rounded
Moderate
+50
Uvalde Big Tooth Maple
+25'
Rounded
Moderate
+40
Trees