Letter from the President – October 2020

Happy Anniversary to Crown Hill Cemetery! On September 25, Crown Hill celebrated its 157th anniversary — what a great way to kick off fall, especially at the cemetery. The leaves are changing color, and the familiar nip of fall weather is in the air. It’s the perfect time to visit Crown Hill.

An urban oasis, Crown Hill is home to more than 4,000 inventoried trees featuring 130 species. Crown Hill’s trees provide and protect the peaceful beauty of the cemetery, which makes up a significant portion of the city’s tree canopy. Visitors describe Crown Hill as “the single best place for tree lovers in the city” and as having “the best leaf collection in town.”

Preserving and celebrating the natural landscape of the cemetery is an integral part of the mission of the Crown Hill Foundation. And the Crown Hill Memorial Tree Program is one of the major ways we work toward that mission. By taking part in our Memorial Tree Program, you have the opportunity to remember or honor a loved one by planting a tree. It is also a way for you to add to the sizable urban canopy and the visual wonder of Crown Hill. For more information on our Memorial Tree Program, click here!

We are grateful for your continued support of our mission to preserve and celebrate the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the city’s oldest urban green space, Crown Hill Cemetery.

David Rieck, President
Crown Hill Foundation