"The city is so big and everyone is head down and do what they need to do," Wang said. "But they should step back and see the big picture.
'I think in life, we are always looking for a piece of poetry and it seems so right to do that one little thing," she said. "A tree is soothing for anyone has ever lost anyone. It should not be anonymous. It deserves recognition."
The New York City Parks and Recreation Department issued this statement: "It is our policy to not put memorial plaques on trees or in the ground at the base of a tree. This policy has been developed to preserve the health of the trees, to respect the aesthetics of our parks and to minimize parks maintenance issues. We try to accommodate such requests by suggesting that the donor contact Adopt-A-Park to find out how to place a plaque on a nearby bench, where it is likely to stay in place for a much longer period and be more visible. We also have a program through which you can add the name of someone you want to honor by placing their name in parks' commemorative tree book."
For more information on how to donate a tree and list your name in Parks' commemorative tree book, go to New York City Parks and Recreation Department and search "Tree Trust."