Designate a Tribute

For those who wish to dedicate a gift for a special purpose, the following guide will help you make a choice of the way you wish to honor a friend, family member or loved one. The Arboretum acknowledges each contribution and provides a letter of notification to a specified family member/tribute contact or the individual in whose name the tribute has been established. Contributions to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tribute Trees

We have carefully selected existing established trees at the Arboretum for this program. Tribute trees are available for designation with a commemorative label at the following donation levels:

  • $500.00 - $749.00
  • $750.00 - $999.00
  • $1,000 and above

For a complete list of trees or more information, please see the contact information below.

Garden Furnishings

Existing as well as planned furnishings, selected for their beauty and durability, are available for designation with a commemorative label at the following donation levels:

  • Rocking Chairs ($750 - $1,499)
  • Benches ($1,500 and above)

Additional Tribute and Naming Opportunities

This listing is provided to serve as a guideline for giving prospects but is not a comprehensive list. Should you have a specialized interest (for example, in art, birds, etc.), we will be delighted to explore those possibilities with you.

Policy on Cremated Ashes

Scattering of cremated ashes, in a symbolic gesture using no more than a pinch of ashes, is permitted upon prior agreement with the Tribute Program Manager. Unless part of a memorial tree designation, we request that these ashes be scattered in the forested areas away from the cultivated gardens.

More information:

Winnie Hough, Community Partner and Tribute Program Manager, e-mail or 828.665.2492, Ext. 210