Memorial Tree Trail
A tree memorial is a unique way to remember a passed friend or relative.
Planting a tree will not only give you a living, lasting remembrance of a loved one but will also benefit the environment. You along with others will get to enjoy the beautiful representation of local plant life along with hiking, picnicking, or strolling through the trails.
As the Memorial Tree Trail grows in the future, it will give visitors to Headwaters Park insight to trees that are native to Pennsylvania through identification. Native trees are important because they are equipped to live with the local climate, soil types, and animals. The Tree Trail can also provide ideas to visitors for tree planting on their own property. According to the USDA Forest Service, healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value, and the planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams.
Plantings occur annually by a professional landscape company, complete with plaque, mulch, and a spot on our upcoming Trail map.