The Tree Donation Program

The Park People offer a selection of trees through its Park Market, the only program in Milwaukee County that allows a tree to be planted on your behalf in your favorite park. The program allows you to plant a new Ornamental, Evergreen or Shade tree. Or, you may choose to “Adopt-a-Tree”, adopting the tree in a park of your choice. Whether planting a new tree or adopting a tree, your gift includes a commemorative hang tag.

Commemorating that special person has never been easier

  1. Choose a park for planting
  2. Designate the preferred tree (see below)
  3. Choose what you want on your tag
  4. Submit your completed form with payment to The Park People


What happens next? The Park People office will contact you to confirm your order details, answer any questions you have and keep you apprised of your tree planting. The Milwaukee County Landscape Department reviews the preferred tree and park chosen. They may suggest an alternate tree if a specific location is requested. They then plant according to the best location within the park. When done, The Park People informs you of placement.


All trees include a personalized inscription plaque. Fill out the Personalized Form to begin your order process. Or, Contact Us for a brochure and additional information or a brochure about the Tree Program.

Available Trees

Ornamental Tree

examples of this type are: Crabapple, Japanese Lilac, Red Bud, etc.


Evergreen Tree

examples of this type are: Pine, Spruce, Cedar, etc.


Shade Tree

examples of this type are: Maple, Oak, Birch, etc.



Adopt an existing park tree