Memorial Tree and Bench Program

Donating a tree or a bench to a city park through the Remembrance Tree & Bench Program offers participants a unique way to honor a loved one, or a special occasion.

Parks and Recreation Department, will plant the tree or install a bench in a city park with the plaque containing the name of the honored person or event.

How the Tree Program Works

City of Idaho Falls is responsible of buying the tree and picking it up from the nursery. Tree should be approximately 2.5-3.0 inches in diameter and 5-6 feet tall. $400.00 each.

A suitable species for planting as memorials:

 Spring Snow Crabapple

 Royal Red Maple

 Bur Oak

 Emerald Queen Maple

Orders received between:

 January 1 and June 30 will be planted/installed between September 15 and October 15.

 July 1 and December 31 will be planted/installed between April 1 and April 30.

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*Note: Planting/installing schedules may be affected by weather and the availability of plant/bench material.

*Plaques can be purchased and given to the Parks Department for placement with the tree or bench.

*The exact location of a tree/bench is at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department (however your preferred park will be considered).


How the Bench Program Works

The benches are provided by the City. Benches are green and are 6 feet long. $600.00 each.

*Plaque size must be 4x9 inches in metal or bronze and the responsibility of the individual purchasing the plaque. The plaque can be purchased from Jim’s Trophy Room. Upon receiving the plaque, please take it to Parks Maintenance Office at 2110 Rollandet.


How to Sign Up

To sign up for a Memorial Tree or Bench, please fill out the following form and drop it off or mail it to:

City of Idaho Falls Parks Dept

2110 Rollandet

PO Box 50220

Idaho Falls, ID 83405


For questions, please call 208 612 8479.