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Commemorative trees in Rehoboth Beach last generations

August 20, 2019

Planting a tree on public property in Rehoboth Beach provides a gift to the entire community that lasts generations.

Due to numerous requests, the City of Rehoboth Beach has launched an updated version of its popular tree donation program first started on Arbor Day in 1987. Trees purchased through this program are planted on public property and cared for by the city.

To recognize each generous gift, local artist Bill Wolff was commissioned to create a tree sculpture permanently installed in the City Hall atrium. Each donor to the Commemorative Tree Fund will have a custom-engraved leaf attached to the tree sculpture.

A contribution can commemorate special events such as birthdays, graduations and weddings. It can also be used to recognize the dedication of a volunteer or community member as well as a memorial to a loved one.

The Commemorative Tree Fund is a partnership between the City of Rehoboth Beach and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Trees. The commission seeks to preserve and grow the tree canopy of Rehoboth Beach.

For more information, go to www.cityofrehoboth.com/trees, call 302-227-6181, Ext. 522, or email communications@cityofrehoboth.com. Commemorative tree donation forms are also available at City Hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.