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Little Rock Zoo ‘Legacy Trees’ celebrate lives, accomplishments

LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 6, 2016) – Farmers, gardeners and the generally green-thumbed know that fall is planting season. At the Little Rock Zoo, the mild weather means it’s time to plant Legacy Trees.

In addition to providing shade and beautifying the Zoo grounds, these trees are a way for Zoo supporters to commemorate special occasions or memorialize loved ones, said Jj Muehlhausen, the Zoo’s development specialist.

“You could purchase a young tree, we’ll plant it in November and you can watch it grow,” said Muehlhausen. Each tree is fitted with a decorative tag engraved with a customized message, she said.

Proceeds from the sale of these trees supports the Zoo’s daily operations and its role in wildlife conservation and education.

The There are two options for purchasing trees:

  • $1,000 - Purchases a new tree to be planted on grounds at the Little Rock Zoo
  • $750 -  Adopt a mature, existing tree in the Little Rock Zoo

Call Muehlhausen at 501.661.7230 to order a tree or to inquire about making a donation to the Zoo.       


About the Zoo

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