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remembrance tree

Example Remembrance Tree & Plaque

Recognition and Memorial Markers

University Facilities will support the planting of trees and placement of identifying plaques by individual or departmental donors in memoriam or recognition of our university colleagues.

General site locations can be designated by the donor. University Facilities will specify the exact location of the tree based on site characteristics.

Tree Examples

University Facilities will provide the donor with a list of trees from which a specific species can be chosen for the site. Some examples:

Plaque Examples

The cast bronze plaque will be 6” x 8”, have raised lettering, and will be permanently mounted to a concrete base. University Facilities will put donor in contact with a vendor who will manufacture the plaque. Donor will work directly with the vendor on wording and to pay for the plaque.

remembrance plaque
remembrance plaque side view

Associated Costs


  • $100-$200 (depending on size and variety of tree. Donor will work with University Facilities on tree selection and pays nursery directly)


  • $100-$175 (depending on wording. Donor pays vendor directly)

Tree Planting

  • $200 (includes transport of tree, planting, fertilizing and irrigation)

Plaque Installation

  • $150 (includes fabrication of base, mounting the plaque, and placement of plaque and base at site)

Estimated Total

  • $550 - $725

Get a Quote

Use the Quote Request Form to request a recognition or memorial marker.