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updated: 3/24/2011 6:50 PM

How to donate tree, bench to Vernon Hills Park District

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Residents and neighbors can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or a bench in a Vernon Hills Park District park. Trees are sold at cost, with prices ranging from $225 to $475 depending on the type of species. Trees can be personalized with a bronze plaque, which is also sold at cost. Park benches can be purchased for donation for $700, and personalized with a bronze plaque similar to the tree donation plaques. Prices for plaques start at $70. The tree and bench donation order form is available at or at the Park District Community Centers or call Cheryl Baron, (847) 996-6933.