Memorials & Commemorations

An honorory memorial or commemoration gift to The Arboretum is a wonderful way to recognize a friend, family member, organization, or special occasion.


Cost:  $2,000


A tree is a beautiful way to remember a loved one or commemorate a special occasion like a wedding or birth. 


Options for choosing your tree:

1.  Choose an existing tree at the Arboretum that is not already being used as a memorial or tribute.

2.  Choose a tree from a list of trees that are in our plan to plant in the upcoming season.  

3.  If you have a specific tree type that you would like, let us know and we will work with you to find an option that is suitable for everyone.  

Chairs, Tables, & Benches

Cost:  Ranges from $500 - $1,000

$500- Chair


$1,000- Bench


Provide a place of rest and relaxation in honor of a friend or loved one with a chair, table, or bench. 

Paver Bricks

Cost:  $200


Place a brick with your loved ones name into the paths of the Arboretum.

Bricks can include 3 lines of text with 13 characters per line including spaces & punctuation.


 Cash gifts given in memory of another person may also be gifted to The Arboretum. The Arboretum will give credit to the donor making the memorial gift, and will inform the contact person of the names who have made gifts and the total received for the account if requested.


The Board will only accept restricted gifts that are deemed reasonable and meet The Arboretum’s mission.


If you would like to make a tribute gift to The Arboretum, please contact the office at or (319)226-4966.


Please note:  All memorial and commemorative items, excluding trees, only be in place as long as the life of the item itself.

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