Greentree Adopt-a-Park Tree Program* 2022 and Beyond
Greentree Parks Ash Trees treated for Emerald Ash Borer in August 2022

Thank you to our Generous Neighbors.

Since 2016, six Ash trees – 3 in Norman Clayton Park and 3 in Sunridge Park – have been treated every three years to prevent infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer. The trees are prominent fixtures in both parks providing ample shade for the main park area and pavilion at Norman Clayton Park and shade for the playground area in Sunridge Park. Without this treatment every 3 years, these magnificent shade trees will die within 4-6 years. They cannot be replaced quickly.

During the summer of 2022 the Greentree Neighborhood Association Board worked with Madison City Parks Department, Madison Parks Foundation, and Capital City Tree Experts (now SavATree) to promote and raise funds, and assess and treat our 6 ash trees in our parks.

Our generous Greentree neighbors donated over $1550 dollars for the treatment of our 6 ash trees.  Another generous neighbor continued to pay for the treatment of the ash tree in Greentree – Chapel Hills Park near the pond along the bike/walking path.

The Greentree Neighborhood Association says “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you” for the generous support to keep our parks shaded and green.

Treatment of ash trees is needed every 3 years.  In 2025 the ash trees will be assessed and if they are doing well can be treated again.  The generosity in 2022 gives us some money to carry forward for the future.

Tax-deductible donations to save our Greentree Park Ash trees can be made at any time.  For questions - contact Helen Sheahan at

Donation by check can be made by mailing a check made out to Madison Parks Foundation for the total amount and a separate note which specifies the park or parks and the amount(s) to:

Madison Parks Foundation
PO Box 259336
Madison, WI 53725

Online donations can be made at:

At the Madison Parks Foundation there are 2 accounts with funds earmarked for treating the Ash trees. One is for Norman Clayton Park and the other is for Sunridge Park. Be sure to specify to which park the donation should be directed.

A 5% administrative fee is charged for a donation and an additional 3% processing fee is charged for a credit-card donation as this is what the credit card company charges the Foundation. The Madison Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank You
Thank you very much to everyone donating to support preservation of these trees! Also thank you Ms. Helen Sheahan for her work on this project in 2022. 

*The Greentree Adopt-a-Park Tree Program is sponsored by the Greentree Neighborhood Association in cooperation with the Madison Parks Foundation.

Greentree Neighborhood Association