Tree Commission

Memorial Trees

The Town of Middletown has a memorial tree program.  Requested Memorial Trees will be planted along the main entrance walkway in Valley Park.

Tree types must be selected from the species list  given below. Links are also given that show representative pictures of mature versions of the trees.  The planted tree will have a diameter of approximately 2″-2.5″ at chest height.

An example image of the  bronze plaque commemorating the individual is also shown below. The plaques are 6″x 8″  with the requester’s text, and will be mounted on a metal stake.

Both tree and plaque must be ordered through the Tree Commission as indicated below.

Fees for the professional planting of the tree and for the casting of the plaque will be quoted by the Commission. The Tree Commission will then contract for the tree to be planted and the plaque to be cast.

Seasonal and weather issues control the planting of trees.

Memorial Tree Species

Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’      European Beech
Fagus grandiflora                  American Beech
Liriodendrun tulipifera        Tulip Tree
Nyssa sylvatica                       Black Gum
Cercidiphyllum japonicum  Katsura
Ginkgo Biloba                        Ginko Biloba
Liquidamber styraciflua      Sweet Gum

Memorial Plaques

6″x 8″ Plaque Example


Interest in planting a memorial tree along with your contact information should be mailed to;

The Middletown Tree Commission

Middletown Town Hall

350 East Main Road

Middletown, RI 02872