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Kids plant treeWith financial support from you and other community tree advocates, the City of Urbana can cover the cost of identification for all Legacy Trees as part of its natural inventory, feature them on a city-wide map accessible on the City website, produce plaques commemorating each Legacy Tree; develop a Legacy Tree locator app; and plant unique and indigenous trees. The goal of the program is to be 100% supported by private donations.

Individual and corporate gifts of any amount are welcome, and may be deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor.

  • $50-$249 Tree Friend – Listed as a Friend in the annual Legacy Tree publication.
  • $250-$499 Tree Friend – Listed as a Friend in the annual Legacy Tree publication and receive a voucher from the Landscape Recycling Center or Common Ground Food Co-op.
  • $500-$999 Tree Friend – Listed as a Friend in the annual Legacy Tree publication and receive 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk.
  • $1,000-$2,499 Tree Sponsor – Sponsor 1 Legacy Tree for 2 years and become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. Listed as Tree Sponsor in annual Legacy Tree publication and on 1 plaque to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees.
  • $2,500-$4,999 Tree Sponsor – Sponsor 3 Legacy Trees for 2 years and become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. Listed as Tree Sponsor in annual Legacy Tree publication and on 3 plaques to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees.
  • $5,000-$9,999 Legacy Tree Partner – Sponsor 5 Legacy Trees for 3 years and become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. Listed as Tree Partner in the annual Legacy Tree publication and on 5 plaques to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees. (When you commit to an annual gift of $5,000 over three years for a total of $15,000, you will immediately be recognized as a Legacy Tree Steward.)
  • $10,000-$14,999 Legacy Tree Benefactor – Sponsor 10 Legacy Trees for 3 years and become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. You will also receive an autographed copy of former Urbana resident and tree authority Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, plus your name will appear in the annual Legacy Tree publication and on 10 plaques to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees.
  • $15,000-$24,999 Legacy Tree Steward – Sponsor 15 Legacy Trees for 3 years and become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. You will also receive an autographed copy of former Urbana resident and tree authority Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, plus your name will appear in the annual Legacy Tree publication and on 15 plaques to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees.
  • $25,000 or more Legacy Tree Founder – Invest as a founder of the Legacy Tree Program and your name will appear on 25 plaques to be installed on City right-of-way adjacent to Legacy Trees for the life of the program. You will also become part of the Legacy Tree Circle, which includes 2 tickets to the Master Gardeners Annual Garden Walk and 2 tickets to the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation annual dinner where you will be recognized for your support of the Legacy Tree Program. Your name also will appear in the annual Legacy Tree publication and you will receive an autographed copy of former Urbana resident and tree authority Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs.

Donate buttonThe City of Urbana is partnering with the Community Foundation for processing donations to support the Legacy Tree Program. Please complete the donation form and mail it with your check, payable to Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, with “Legacy Tree Program” in the memo line, to the Foundation’s office at 307 W. University Avenue, Champaign IL 61820.

Or you can make your donation online—as a one-time, monthly, quarterly or annual gift—by visiting their secure website. Be sure to enter “Legacy Tree Program” in the designation box.

Want to talk further?

We appreciate your interest in the Legacy Tree Program. For additional information, please contact City Arborist Mike Brunk at legacytrees@urbanaillinois.us or 217-384-2393.

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