Urban Forests and Natural Systems

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Tree Projects and Urban Forests


Honor a Friend or Loved One with a Living Legacy - Would you like to memorialize a friend or loved one with a living tree?  Want to show that you, a friend or your organization is an active, contributing member of the community? The City of Palm Springs has a tree adoption program designed with these purposes in mind. 

In these times of drought the City of Palm Springs is seeking funding to ensure our City’s trees survive. With irrigation changes that resulted as we stopped watering turf the need arose to add bubblers and ensure special watering is arranged for our trees to stay alive.  By adopting a Legacy Tree you can help make this happen.

Once a tree has been dedicated it becomes a perfect meeting place for families or groups. Trees selected must be existing and within the boundaries of the City of Palm Springs. Any individual or organization is welcome to participate in the Legacy Tree Adoption Program.

The Legacy Tree program is an innovative approach that the City of Palm Springs is taking to ensure the health of our urban forest while honoring those special people, places and organizations in our beloved community. By donating $200.00 to the City’s program the applicant receives a beautiful memorial as well as the assurance that the tree will endure and receive appropriate watering through these times of drought. The funds from tree adoption will offset costs of changes to irrigation to accommodate trees during the drought and in perpetuity. You can choose from a tree hugger, dedication stone or stake sign.

Contact: For more information on Legacy Tree adoption  

City of Palm Springs, Office of Sustainability

3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Daniel DeGarmo at 760-323-8214 or Email: