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150 Trees for 150 Years

Help restore Lakewood’s urban forest.

In honor of 150 years of service, the Lakewood Heritage Foundation is raising the funds to plant 150 new trees. Your gift will help us replace the lost ash with a more resilient, biodiverse woodland. Our master plan calls for the addition of more than 25 types of trees over the next few years.

Update: 150 New Trees Coming to Lakewood! We’re excited to share that thanks to so many of you who supported this effort, we will begin planting 150 new trees this spring and summer. Learn more about our plan.

Memorial Chapel
Jo Pond

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”

-Chinese Proverb

It’s a loss felt by all who visit Lakewood.

Since 1871, the beautiful green spaces at Lakewood have provided a respite in the city — a protective habitat for wildlife and a quiet place for our community to honor, remember and reflect.

Yet in recent years this lush landscape has been dramatically altered when more than 700 mature ash trees were lost to the deadly emerald ash borer, one of the most destructive forest insects ever to invade the U.S.

Give to this community treasure.

Your tax-deductible contribution to this means so much. Any amount will help!

We invite you to be a part of this important 150th anniversary effort to replace lost trees and plant a diverse new canopy — for the benefit of the entire community.

Giving to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation.

The Lakewood Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift does more than help us plant a diverse and resilient new canopy of trees. It also enables us to serve and support the community in other important ways:

  • Provide unique end-of-life educational offerings to help people through challenging times
  • Preserve and restore extraordinary monuments and sculptures
  • Welcome the public to enjoy the beauty and solace of Lakewood, every day, year-round

Learn more about the Lakewood Heritage Foundation

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