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Leave a Legacy on the Links!

A tree is a recognized symbol of nature’s strength and splendor in local parks. Most people respond to the presence of trees beyond simply observing their beauty. People of all ages may feel serene, peaceful, restful and tranquil in a grove of trees.


Planting trees enhance our local environment for future generations by:

  • Allowing for Species Diversification

  • Stabilizing the Soil & Preventing Erosion

  • Providing Food & Shelter for Wildlife

  • Supplying Oxygen & Improving Air Quality

  • Offering Shade & Enriching Aesthetics

Young trees in diameter of 2-3 inches are planted in the approriate planting season for the selected species. The District reserves the right to move or replace a tree.

Please note that due to liability concerns, visitors are not allowed on the golf course during planting of trees. The District requests that you refrain from spreading ashes at the tree site.

Tree Type Selection

A Memorial Tree at Pottawatomie Golf Course will be chosen in consultation with the Golf Course Superintendent. A tree may be selected from a variety of species chosen for the beauty of its growth and colors. The type of tree selected is based on location and nursery stock. Trees will be closely monitored and professionally maintained by golf course staff.

Memorial Recognition

Memorial Trees are commemorated with a complimentary recognition aluminum plaque, size 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall, with a silver background and black inscription. They will be installed as quickly as possible, weather and conditions permitting, and will be maintained for up to 10 years.


Inscriptions typically include your loved one’s name or name of your event and some special wording from you. You will submit your inscription on the form below.


Application Information

Applications may be submitted at any time. Plantings will be determined by each season. 

To make a Memorial Tree purchase, please complete the form below with payment. Or print and complete the form below, make a check payable to the St. Charles Park Foundation and mail the form with payment to 213 Walnut Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.


After the form is submitted and payment is made, the Golf Course Superintendent will contact you within 3 business days to discuss the tree type selection and location process.

Additional Memorial Options

Pottawatomie Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Sanctuary strong commitment to the natural environment and the wildlife living on and adjacent to the golf course. Every precaution has been taken to protect the environment and wildlife. Other memorial opportunities include these landscaping options:

  • Shrubbery around tee boxes

  • Native plantings along the holes

  • Perennial flower beds throughout the course


Since these areas are open to many variables, fees will be determined on a one-on-one basis. To inquire about these opportunities, please contact Denise Gillett-Parchert. 

Questions? Contact Denise Gillett-Parchert at or 630-513-4351.

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