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Lakewood’s Memorial Tree Program

Lakewood’s tree canopy is one of the most beautiful and serene aspects of our landscape. After recently losing hundreds of trees to an invasive beetle species called the emerald ash borer, we are now working on a plan to start planting a variety of beautiful new trees here at Lakewood.

To support this effort, we’ve created the Memorial Tree Program. This program offers families and community members opportunities to help us plant new trees at Lakewood in memory of loved ones.

Option 1: Custom Tree Planting

Starting at $1,000 (tax deductible, some exceptions apply)

The Lakewood team will work with you to choose a custom location and tree (from a curated list) for planting here at Lakewood. This option includes a memorial plate that can be inscribed in memory of a loved one (guaranteed for a three-year period).

To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (612)822-2171 or

Option 2: Adopt-A-Tree Planting

$300 (tax deductible)

In this option, we attach a personalized memorial plate inscribed with the name of your loved one to a previously chosen tree and location. Once the tree is planted, we will send you a picture of your adopted tree, along with information about where to find it at Lakewood. You have the option to renew your sponsorship after three years.

For more information, please contact us at (612)822-2171 or

Option 3: Donation to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation

All donation amounts accepted (tax deductible)

You can also support the ongoing care and planting of trees at Lakewood by making a donation to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation.

Mail checks to:
Lakewood Heritage Foundation
3600 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408


If you have questions about our Memorial Tree Program, other memorialization options or planning ahead, please contact us at (612)822-2171 or

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