Hoover Memorial Trees

The Hoover Memorial Trees Program was established in 1999 for local residents, businesses and organizations interested in planting trees as living memorials or honorariums.  The program has been deeply meaningful to the families, groups and individuals who have participated.  Hoover Memorial Trees is designed to aid in preserving fond memories of past family and friends, honor special individuals or groups, and enhance Hoover's public green space. 
Hoover Urban Forestry personnel will select, plant and individually maintain trees at designated city parks and select public facilities.  Requests for particular tree species and planting locations will be accommodated as much as possible.  All tree selections will be focused around the basic, arboricultural goal of planting the right tree in the right location.

A Hoover Memorial Tree can often be identified by a small, yellow, plastic tag hanging on one of its lower branches. These tags display information about the tree itself and the individual or group for whom the tree is planted.  Some trees have been marked with metal tags or in-ground stones.  The more prominent, in-ground markers are permissible in select locations but must be approved by the city prior to installation.  Selection, installation and maintenance of markers other than standard, plastic tags are the responsibility of program participants.

To aid in tree-establishment, Hoover Memorial Trees are planted during optimal planting weather which typically ranges from October through February in central AL.  Requests received outside this planting window will be delayed until the following planting season.  For individuals or groups interested in assisting with the actual planting of a tree, provided schedules can be coordinated, your participation is welcomed!  These details can be talked thru via phone and/or outlined on your Tree Planting Request form. 

While it is uncommon for Hoover Memorial Trees planting requests to originate from outside the city limits of Hoover, we have been honored to receive and fulfill requests from as far away as California and London, England!  If you have connections to Hoover and/or are interested in participating in this program, please know it would be our honor to work with you.    
The following administrative guidelines have been established to assist any individuals or groups interested in participating in the Hoover Memorial Trees program:

Administrative Guidelines

  • A one-time, tax-deductible contribution of $150.00 is required to purchase and plant one, (+/- 6)' tall tree and when necessary, one replacement tree of equal size. This cost also covers maintenance, identification tags, mulch, and fertilizer as necessary. Lesser donations are accepted and can be used to supplement various plantings and program needs.
  • Upon receiving a completed request form and contribution, Urban Forestry personnel will select, purchase and plant the tree. Pending weather and scheduling, trees are generally planted during the fall/winter months of approximately October through February.
  • An acknowledgment of the planting will be mailed to the family of the deceased or to the individual being honored.  
  • A Hoover Memorial Trees Register will be compiled as trees are planted.  The Register will list the names of individuals for which trees have been planted, tree locations, tree species, dates of plantings, and the names of the individuals or groups responsible for program contributions.
  • All trees will be maintained by City of Hoover personnel.
Anyone interested in participating in the Hoover Memorial Trees program may do so by sending a $150.00 check or money order, accompanied by a completed Hoover Memorial Trees Planting Request Form to the following address: 

Hoover Memorial Trees
Attention: City Forester
Hoover Met Stadium  
5500 Stadium Trace Pkwy 
Hoover, AL 35244

More Information

For more information about Hoover Memorial Trees, please call 205-739-7141 or email colin.conner@hooveralabama.gov.