Valleys 2000 Commemorative Forest

Can you imagine how beautiful the mature trees in the Bowmanville Creek Valley will look like in twenty-five years? This is a vision to keep in mind when you are considering donating a tree in honour of a specific occasion or milestone. Currently, there are trees that recognize the special “hatched, matched or dispatched” people in one’s life; trees that honour retirements and anniversaries; trees that speak to the bond between beloved pets and their owners; trees that recognize special achievements. Because this is not just a memorial forest but a Commemorative Forest and a living tribute to honour life’s special moments and people.

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In the interest of maintaining the natural look of the area, and because of issues involving grass cutting and trimming, the policy of Valleys 2000 and the Municipality of Clarington is that no ribbons, decorations, markers or other identification will be placed in the treed area other than those placed by Valleys 2000 or the Municipality.

Over six acres of native hardwoods and softwoods will occupy the southern portion of the Valley, accessible north of the Baseline Road and East of Spry Avenue. A dedication plaque is located across from the Butterfly Garden at the north end of the Forest. Trees are planted in the late fall and an annual dedication ceremony is held in June.

Please see the Tree Application form below for the cost of a tree and the types of trees that are recommended by the arborist.

Due to the popularity of the Commemorative Forest project, we will not be taking any new orders for this season. Orders will begin again on March 1, 2021. Thank you.