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Tree Dedication Program Application

  1. Overview

    Saratoga residents can dedicate a tree in honor of their relatives, friends, volunteers, and other community members. 

    The tree species and planting location will be determined by the City of Saratoga based on available irrigation and opportunities to replace dead or fallen trees in City parks. The City will ensure plaque engravings are appropriate and will be done in a specified size and style.

    Please note, the tree is only a marker and is not a place of worship or official gathering place. Flowers and other memorabilia are not permitted. Trees will be planted in an area that receives regular irrigation, but the City cannot guarantee the future condition of trees. 

    Next Steps

    The Parks Division will contact you upon receipt of your application. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis for Saratoga residents, pending the availability of staff time. If approved, you will be notified via email and required to submit a check for payment by mail or in person.

    Once an application has been approved and fees are paid, scheduling and ordering the plaque/tree may take an additional 2-3 months. Your patience during this process is greatly appreciated as we work to ensure a seamless and meaningful dedication experience.


    Tree dedication costs $840. This includes the tree, planting, labor, and rock/post to mount the plaque. 

    There is an additional cost for plaques, which are available in the following sizes and prices: 

    • 4 by 6 inches with 3 to 4 lines of text, 20 characters in each line: $280
    • 5 by 7 inches with 3 to 5 lines of text, 24 characters in each line: $330

    All checks should be made payable to the “City of Saratoga.”


    For more information, contact Lori McKenna at 408.868.1245 or

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