Memorial Programs


The Colerain Township Parks Legacy Tree & Bench Program is a great way to celebrate memorable or special occasions in your life.

The Legacy Tree & Bench Program is designed for those persons or organizations desiring to commemorate a particular event by planting a tree or installing a bench. Some of the events include, but are not limited to: memorials, weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, retirement or recognition of friends/associates.

The cost of the tree is $600.00 and the cost of the bench is $1,300.  The cost includes a small plaque that will be placed by the tree or on the bench.

All trees will be cared for the Parks & Services Department and come with a one year guarantee. Our staff arborist will work with you on tree selection and placement.  Suggested trees include:

  • Acer rubrum – Red Maple
  • Amelanchier laevis – Serviceberry
  • Cladrastis lutea – Yellowwood
  • Cornus kousa chinensis – Chinese Dogwood
  • Cornus mas – Cornelian Cherry
  • Crataegus virdis – Winter King Hawthorn
  • Koelreuteria paniculata – Golden Rain Tree
  • Liquidambar styraciflua – American Sweet Gum
  • Liriodendron tulipfera – Tulip Tree
  • Nyssa sylvatica – Black Tupelo
  • Picea abies – Norway Spruce
  • Pinus strobus – White Pine
  • Quercus rubra – Red Oak
  • Sophora japonica – Pagoda Tree

To view pictures and get a full description of each suggested tree, please click here:  Link
To help ensure the health and success of the trees, all trees will be planted during the spring and fall.
To participate in the Legacy Tree & Bench Program, contact Thomas Bosarge, Arborist, Colerain Township Parks & Services at 513.385.7503 or email