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Tree Trust


Create a living memory and protect Central Park’s most valuable resource.

Endow a tree in Central Park to create a living memory that will last for generations. Make your contribution in honor or in memory of someone you love or as a gift to celebrate important milestones. Your gift will help to improve and protect the natural environment and quality of life in New York City.

The Tree Trust of the Central Park Conservancy offers the unique opportunity to support the care of Central Park's 20,000 trees. All contributions to the Tree Trust are placed in an endowment fund to care for existing trees, and to fund the planting of new trees.

All contributions to the Central Park Conservancy Tree Care Program and Tree Trust are 100% tax deductible.

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Groves and Allées
Groves are defined as clusters of trees with four or more trees of the same species. Allées are a unique arrangement of two or more rows of the same tree species (e.g., the elms at Literary Walk). You will have the opportunity to select a grove or allée in consultation with a Conservancy tree expert. In-Park recognition of your contribution is an engraved bronze plaque affixed to a boulder which will be placed adjacent to the grove or allée of your choice. Please call 212.310.6617 for more information on endowing a grove or allée.

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For a gift of $12,000, you will have the opportunity to endow a tree cluster family, a grouping of three trees of the same species with the assistance of a Conservancy tree expert. In-Park recognition of your contribution is an engraved granite paving stone installed at the southern end of the Mall, also known as Literary Walk. The paving stone will be engraved with the name of the tree species selected, the year endowed, your name and/or the name of someone you wish to honor or memorialize.

For a gift of $5,000, you will have the opportunity to endow an existing tree with the assistance of a Conservancy tree expert. In-Park recognition of your contribution is an engraved granite paving stone installed at the southern end of the Mall, also known as Literary Walk. The paving stone will be engraved with the name of the tree species selected, the year endowed, your name and/or the name of someone you wish to honor or memorialize.

For a gift of $2,500 or more, you or the person you are honoring will receive a certificate with the date of the gift. Wherever you see saplings in the Park, you will know yours is among them!

For a gift of $500, you or the person you are honoring will receive a certificate with the date of the gift. Wherever you see saplings in the Park, you will know yours is among them!

Central Park's 20,000 trees, some of which are more than 150 years old, are the “lungs of the city”. Tree care maintenance, such as pruning and inspections and treatment for disease pests, by our expert Tree Care crew is a year-round effort. Your support of the efforts to keep the trees well-maintained is much needed and appreciated.

*I acknowledge that with this donation, I will not be selecting a specific tree, but rather making a donation towards the planting of saplings in Central Park. I understand that this gift does not include a personalized paving stone.

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By submitting this form, I acknowledge that my contribution will be placed into the Tree Trust endowment, the purpose of which is to care for Central Park’s 20,000 trees. In the event that a tree I have selected as part of the recognition opportunity for my gift is damaged or removed, the Conservancy will provide an alternative selection. It is my responsibility to update the Conservancy with current contact information. In our effort to preserve the Park’s natural resources so all can enjoy, the Conservancy reserves the right to accept multiple endowments per tree.