Tree Memorial Preferred List
If there is a tree you would like to donate that is not on the following list, please contact Burdette Park at (812) 435-5602 to check on availability of the specific tree.
LARGE SHADE TREES
Sugar - medium growth rate, bright yellow, orange or red fall color
Red - medium growth rate, scarlet or red color
River Birch - medium to fast growth rate, pinkish-tan to reddish-tan bark
Yellow Birch - medium growth rate, yellow to silver bark peeling in small curls
seeds are good food for wildlife
Pecan - slow to medium growth. Makes sweet edible nuts
Shagbark Hickory - slow growth, very shaggy bark when mature makes sweet edible nuts.
Kentucky Coffee Tree - medium growth rate, dark green to bluish-green leaves, grows tall and makes an excellent shade tree.
Black gum - slow to medium growth, deep red to purple fall color. Small berries may be eaten by many species of birds.
Swamp White Oak - slow growth, dark green leaves, acorns good for wildlife
Northern Red Oak - slow to medium growth, good growth form, red fall color
Southern Red Oak - slow to medium growth, dark green shiny leaves
Overcup Oak - slow growth, sometimes scaly to pealy bark, unique acorn good food for wildlife
Bur Oak - slow to medium growth, large dark green leaves, very large acorns good food for wildlife
Blackjack - slow to medium growth, a small tree with wide dark green leaves, acorns good food for wildlife
Post Oak - slow growth, medium sized, leaves have a cross-like shape, acorns good food for wild life
Chestnut Oak - slow growth, yellow-green shiny leaves, acorns good for wildlife
Bald Cypress - slow to fast growth, long lived to 1,000 yrs old, seeds are good for wildlife
SMALL UNDER STORY TREES
Serviceberry - small tree to 30', deep yellow, orange or red fall color, berries sought by and eaten by most wildlife
Devils Walking Stick - small tree to 30', stems have spines, flowers white in August producing berries in fall, berries are good food for wildlife
American Hornbeam - small tree to 30', blue green leaves with yellow fall color, bark is smooth with a muscular appearance. Fruits are good for wildlife.
Red Bud - small tree to 30', broad heart shaped leaves, blooms pink to red in spring
Dogwoods - small tree to 30', flowers with large petals white, pink or red. Berries and twigs good food for wildlife.
American Smoketree - small tree to 25', rarely found in wild in the United States, flowers in mid to late spring, sterile flowers resemble smoke plums, red fall color.
Bottlebrush Buckeye - small shrub/tree to 25', large cone of white flowers up to 20" long, yellow fall color
Witchhazel - small shrub/tree to 25', makes flowers in Autumn to early winter, flowers fragrant, light yellow fall color
Cucumber Tree Magnolia - medium size tree, green-yellow to blue-green large flowers, young fruit shaped like a cucumber
Sourwood - small to medium tree, sprays of white flowers in June, scarlet fall color
American Hophornbeam - small tree to 35', shreddy to scaly brown bark, twigs and seeds good wildlife food, yellow brown fall color
SMALL TREES FOR SUN
Red Buckeye - small tree to 25', shiny red flowers and smooth gray bark
Winged Sumac - small tree/shrub to 20', winged leaflet midrib. Red to orange fall colors, seeds good for wildlife.
Cutleaf Sumac - small tree, leaves fern like, intense red fall color
Staghorn Sumac - small tree to 30', twigs thick and velvety like deer antlers, seeds good for wildlife
Washington Hawthorn - small to medium tree, long slender thorns on tree, red berries are winter food for wildlife, good nesting tree for birds
Cockspur Hawthorne - small tree to 20', long slender thorns on tree, green berries are good wildlife food, yellow fall color
Eastern Red Cedar - small to medium tree, berries bluish and good wildlife food
Eastern White Pine - medium to large tree, slender cones, dark furrowed bark
Eastern Hemlock - medium to large tree, graceful drooping shoots, dark rough bark, seeds are good food for wildlife
American Holly - small to large tree, shiny green pointed leaves. Red berries are good food for wildlife
Witchita Blue Juniper - slow growing, bright bluish-white color, upright shape
Weeping Alaskan Cedar - slow growing, dark green weeping foliage
Leyland Cypress - slow to medium growth, emerald green in color, nice upright shape