Our Tree Planting Program

Tree Planting Program

The Everlasting Tribute Tree Planting Program began in 1990 with the planting of a grove of mature trees at Avondale Cemetery. The trees were dedicated as a living memorial for those families who had lost a loved one. In having an annual tree planting program we believe that it helps maintain and enhance the beauty of Stratford.

Our funeral home approves each year in which suggested area the trees will be planted. Each tree is fully guaranteed and is properly cared for by the Stratford Parks Board. The trees planted consist of different species that are native to this area.

The Everlasting Tribute Program is unique to Stratford. It allows the Stratford Parks Board to have a long term tree program that is privately funded and the size and quality of the trees provide instant beauty and warmth to an area.

Our annual memorial and dedication service provides a place for those who have lost a loved one to reflect and remember with other families we have served. This service has become an extension of the funeral process, realizing the need of families to deal with their grief in a healthy and open manner.

Our family and staff would like to dedicate the trees to be planted this year as a living memorial to the life that was lived and shared by you and your family.


Avondale Cemetery

1991 Greenwood Park
1992 McLagan Drive
1993 Avondale Cemetery
1994 Avon River Erosion Control
1995 Avon River Erosion Control
1996 Avondale Cemetery
1997 Avondale Cemetery
1998 Tree Replacement at Upper Queens Park
1999 Avondale Cemetery
2000 Millennium Park
2001 Packham Road Complex and Avondale Cemetery
2002 Packham Road Complex and Avondale Cemetery
2003 Avondale Cemetery
2004 Battershall Park, Marsh Pond Park & Packham Rd. Park
2005 Devon St. Park & Packham Rd. Park
2006 Devon Street Park and Avondale Cemetery
2007 Avondale Cemetery
2008 Avondale Cemetery and Arboretum (East end of River)
2009 Avondale Cemetery and O’Loane Ave. Walk-ways
2010 O'Loane Ave. Walk-ways
2011 Avondale Cemetery and T.J. Dolan Natural Area

McCarthy Road Extension and Park2


Storm Damage-Tree Replacement and Revitalization


North End of City for Emerald Ash Borer Replacement


Natural Area at Avalon Park and Avondale Cemetery

Tree Planting Program

Tree Planting Program