CAN I PLANT A MEMORIAL TREE ON CITY PROPERTY?
can be great symbols of the interconnection of mankind and nature and may seem
permanent and invincible, but every tree is still a dynamic living organism
subject to the pressures of the urban environment. The City cannot provide any special additional
resources for any one particular tree, and the tree will still be subject to
vandalism, pest pressures, and possible removal due to infrastructure or park
development projects. It is for these reasons
that the City of Indianapolis does not recommend planting trees as memorials
within public spaces. However, a tree
may be planted by a citizen for any reason, provided that the citizen has
obtained a Flora permit, and understands the risks of attaching any special
significance to a tree planted in a public space. Memorial markers, plaques, or other such
signage cannot be maintained by City staff and will not be permitted.
plantings with associated signage are best designated to private property where
they will have more focused individual care and protection from the risks that
trees must face in public spaces.
WHAT KIND OF TREE SHOULD BE PLANTED TO REPLACE A TREE THAT WAS REMOVED?