5. Central Park Memorial Tree for Pets

Memorial Tree for Pets, image taken in 2014

For the past several years, Untapped Cities has been trekking deep into Central Park, in search of the memorial tree that honors pets who have passed away. Their memory endures not just with their owners, but also on this tree, which is used every year as a memorial.

It’s laden with ornaments bearing laminated photos, messages, and even pet toys on hooks. In the past, we have come across pet owners and their new pets standing together at this sacred location. It is a place where people come to remember and share their fondest memories. Each year we share this tradition, and honor its secret location.