Residents can also purchase a Memorial tree (once each year with the spring tree sale) for a loved one, special event or for any other reason. Memorial trees are only planted in city parks and the city will try to accommodate the location, however if it isn’t an ideal location the tree will be planted as close to that location as possible. A wooden block will be provided (flush to the ground) for a plaque that the resident must purchase and install.
Residents are responsible for watering memorial trees.
It’s commitment to tree planting and preservation has earned the City of Royal Oak the National Arbor Day Foundation distinction of "Tree City USA" every year since 1976.