Commemoratives

Milestone events such as the birth of a grandchild, a marriage, a retirement, or the life of a loved one can be celebrated at the arboretum by adopting a tree or sponsoring a bench. Both options provide a long-lasting and poignant reminder of a special person or event and also support the important conservation and development work undertaken here.

To adopt a tree:

Please contact us at adoptions@yorkshirearboretum.org or phone our Adoptions Coordinator on 01653 648598 for an initial discussion about your requirements. We can then arrange a meeting to discuss your choice of tree, explain the characteristics of specific trees to you, and help you make your final decision.

When you have chosen your tree you may decide you would like to also purchase a plaque and post to go alongside your tree. This can include a dedication and the name of the tree. Whether or not you choose this option, your adoption will be entered into our Register of Adopted Trees, giving names of sponsors, the person or event to be commemorated or honoured and details of the tree and its location in the arboretum.

Your donation to adopt your tree contributes to an endowment for its future care and also contributes to our work to conserve and nurture our rare and endangered trees. The additional donation for the provision of a plaque covers the cost of the engraving as well the maintenance of the plaque and post for a period of ten years.

To sponsor a bench:

Please contact us at adoptions@yorkshirearboretum.org or phone our Adoptions Coordinator on 01653 648598 for an initial discussion about your requirements. We can then arrange a meeting to discuss the location options available and help you make your final decision.

Our benches are custom made in Yorkshire from hardwood sourced from sustainable forests which contribute directly to the local economy. Your sponsorship donation covers the cost of the bench, installation on a paved base, a plaque with a dedication, and an entry in the Register of Adopted Benches.