The Township of Zorra Memorial Tree Program was established in 1995 by the Zorra Cemetery Committee and Council in co-operation with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) and various funeral directors in the immediate area.
Memorial trees are planted at various public locations throughout the Township, including parks, cemeteries, etc., where they can benefit the greatest number of people.
Planting takes place annually at a pre-selected and approved site made in consultation with the UTRCA. A donation may be arranged through the Township of Zorra or one of the participating funeral directors. The name of the deceased will be published in the “Memorial Tree Dedication Record”.
**NEW: For an additional fee, you can have your loved ones name engraved on a plaque and placed on one or all three signs that have been erected in Grace Patterson Park, Embro Pond and Harrington Conservation Area.
The current cost of having a memorial tree planted is $40.00. Payment is made to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (various payment options available), along with the name(s) of the individual(s) being memorialized. An income tax receipt will be issued by the UTRCA.
If you have any questions or comments about the Memorial Tree Program, please contact the Clerk at 519-485-2490 ext 228.
Read the media release from UTRCA regarding this program.