Greenway Tree Planting Program
Plant a tree in honor of a loved one or to commemorate a special event and help keep the Greenway green at the same time!
The Greenway Tree Planting Program is an opportunity to purchase a living, growing memorial for a loved one or special occasion. Through this program donations of a shrub or tree can be made for planting in the greenway.
Interested in learning more about this program? You can contact us at 701-738-8746 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to work with you to plant a living memorial on your behalf.
Tree Planting Programming FAQ
Who should I work with to participate in this program? Interested parties can work with a local nursery of their choice or by themselves to purchase and arrange for the planting at their cost a tree or shrub from the list of approved species.
The tree stock or nursery chosen must meet the American Association of Nurserymen Standards. All plantings must be reviewed and approved by the City of Grand Forks Greenway Staff or a designated representative.
What if the tree is not listed on the approved species list? Any species requested for planting that is not listed on the approved species list must be approved in writing by the City of Grand Forks Greenway Staff or designated City Representative before purchasing and planting this species in the greenway.
May I transplant a tree from a private or commercial property? This may be allowed if the tree stock meets the standards of the American Association of Nurserymen Standards. Trees, shrubs, and conifers appropriate for planting in the park are identified on the approved species list (see back panel).
Where will the planting be located? The location for the planting will be determined by City of Grand Forks Greenway Staff or designated representative and coordinated with Grand Forks Park District as well as other entities as determined by the City of Grand Forks.
Who will care for the tree or shrub after it is planted? Once planted the tree or shrub are established by the donator they will become property of the City of Grand Forks and therefore be maintained by the City of Grand Forks.
What if the tree becomes diseased or dies? The tree will be removed and will not be replaced if deemed appropriate by the City of Grand Forks Greenway Staff or designated representative if it has been damaged or destroyed by vandalism or natural means such as disease, winds, or floods. If an enhancement or development is planned for the greenway, staff will try to relocate the trees if at all possible.
Will I be able to have a plaque noting the donation near the tree? No plaque or other type of recognition will be given to those donating the planting in the greenway near the tree or shrub although other means of recognition will be given as deemed appropriate by City of Grand Forks Greenway Staff or other designated representative of the City of Grand Forks. Please provide contact information for recognition to be given to the appropriate individuals.