Commemorative Tree Program

Tree Canopy

Commemorative Tree Program
The Arboretum at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to make it possible for you to plant a tree to remember or honor a colleague, friend, or loved one. Such a lasting, living gift is ideal for memorializing a loved one or celebrating a birth, marriage, graduation, anniversary, or retirement while supporting the Arboretum. Commemorative trees are available for a donation of $1000 each. You can use our Commemorative Tree donation system to purchase a tree.

For more information or a list of available trees, please contact the Chair of the Arboretum Board, Serenity Smile, at (775) 682-7731 or at

The Arboretum also gratefully accepts donations through the University Foundation for care of the Arboretum. If you would like to donate in check form, please make your check out to UNR Foundation---Arboretum. Checks should be mailed to:

UNR Foundation
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV  89557-0162

You may also donate to the Arboretum online.

Commemorative Trees Planted

In memory of Jan Sloan
Donated by Chris Henry
Autumn Blaze Maple - Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
Located west of the Thompson Building

In honor of Donelle Posey, Brian Clowers, and Vaugn Clowers
Donated by Chris Henry
Autumn Blaze Maple - Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
Located east of the Nevada Historical Society

In memory of Margaret and Eldon Ort
Donated by their daughter, Carol Ort
Flowering White Dogwood - Cornus florida
Located between Fleischmann Life Science and Orvis Building
Black Walnut - Juglans nigra
Located between the Clark Administration Building and Manzanita Lake

In memory of Ray and Fern Mataruga
Donated by their son, Philip Mataruga
Three Heritage River Birches - Betula nigra ‘Heritage'
Located at northeast corner of Legacy Hall, west of Gate 1 of Mackay Stadium

In memory of Jack P. Hursh and Terry Cynar
Donated by Jack Hursh
Red Horsechestnut - Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii'
Located in the Scrugham Engineering Quad (the southern of two red horsechestnuts)