Commemorative Grove Program
City Council in its annual work program for 1988-89, called for a Donor
Tree Planting Program. On February 7, 1989 this program was approved by
the Council and the Commemorative Grove was dedicated at the Arbor Day
celebration, March 4, 1989. A total of nine commemorative trees and
thirty-eight windbreak trees were planted at this dedication.
Program: This grove will allow the planting of trees by citizens or
special interest groups who wish to commemorate some special event or
person in their lives or significant events in the lives of the people
of San Luis Obispo. These living monuments share special remembrance
with present and future generations.
Description: The location of the Commemorative Grove is on both
sides of the entrance to Laguna Lake Park. This area is very visible and
somewhat more protected from the wind than other areas of the park.
Windbreak plantings are installed to protect the more sensitive
commemorative trees. The walking and jogging trails will act as
passageways through the grove. The windbreaks will be a series of tree
lines with open glens featuring the commemorative tree plantings. The
entrance to the Commemorative Grove features a monument and dedication
plaque. A donorís plaque will be placed at each commemorative tree
identifying the donor and the commemorated person and or event. Local
schools, California Conservation Corps, service clubs, youth
organizations, general public, Tree Committee, City Council, and City
staff will be invited to participate in the tree planting events. City
staff will assist citizens in planting commemorative trees, fifteen
gallon size or larger, in a planned location within the grove.
Cost to Donor:
The cost of the commemorative tree and the plaque may vary due to the
tree size, species, availability and wording on the plaque. Current cost
for the tree and plaque is $410.00. Call 781-7220 for cost update.
Annually on Arbor Day (celebrated in San Luis Obispo on a Saturday
in the Spring), (call 781-7220 for date) a commemorative planting will take place as part of the Arbor
Day program, at a time to be announced.
The City will provide all maintenance to the commemorative and windbreak
trees; i.e., pruning, feeding, irrigation etc.
The City may replace trees due to vandalism or other conditions, but
will not be responsible for replacement or repair of damaged concrete
monuments or plaques.
Download and print the
application form and return along with a check for the
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