There are a couple of ways to go about donating a tree / plaque in someone's name. You must speak with Tom Everett in the Green House by calling 609-775-7314 to discuss the following options:
- The township will purchase the tree (cost to donor is $100). The donor must supply the plaque.
- The donor can purchase the tree themselves and have the tree delivered to Veteran's Park Greenhouse Complex and Public Works will plant it in the park. Before buying the tree, you must speak to Tom Everett in the Greenhouse to be sure the type of tree you purchase will survive and that there is room for the tree to be planted in the park.
The cost to donate a Memorial Bench is $550 to $600 per bench. Donor supplies the plaque. Contact Tom at 609-775-7314 if interested.
Plaques for Trees / Benches
Trees: 4 inches by 6 inches
Benches: 3 inches by 6 inches
Donor must provide the plaque. Plaques can be ordered from any place that makes monuments at the donor's expense. (Plaques cost approximately $150 to $250 depending on the amount of writing on the plaque). Albert N Thiel on Greenwood Avenue and Abbey Rose on Route 130 are two places in Hamilton that make plaques.
Note: Plaques are typically placed between April and December so there is no damage to the tree roots.
Completion of these requests are weather dependent. Memorials cannot be placed when the ground is frozen.