Do you have a special tree at Green-Wood that you are particularly fond of? Perhaps it overlooks a favorite vista, or shades a loved one’s grave. For a tax-deductible contribution, you may “adopt” one of the trees that make Green-Wood’s landscape so special. A plaque bearing the name of the person you are honoring or memorializing—as well as information about the tree—will be placed at the tree for a period of one, five, or ten years. At the end of the adoption period, you will be given first opportunity to renew.
To browse trees at Green-Wood from the comfort of your home, check out our online tree finder
Certain trees are available for lifetime adoptions, starting at $5,000. For more information, and to see if the tree you are interested in is eligible, please contact us
In honor of Arbor Day—Friday, April 30th—we are extending all tree adoptions made in April.
- Adopt for one year, get an extra month!
- Adopt for five years, get an extra six months!
- Adopt for ten years, get an extra year!
When picking a tree, we recommend having a few in mind, in case any are not available. Every tree at the Cemetery has a tag number, and you will need to provide them. Tag numbers can be found on either a small silver tag or a colorful band, depending on the tree. Please email the tag numbers to Penelope H. Duus to inquire about availability. Please also include the period of time for which you plan to adopt.
Don't have any trees picked out yet? Let us know in the comments box at checkout and we will reach out to you.
Please indicate in the comments box at checkout that you are renewing an adoption, and include the type of tree and name of the person to whom it is dedicated.