Memorial and Honorary Gifts

There are opportunities to remember classmates, class years, or just support the Arboretum with the donation of a tree or a bench.  For the benches, we use the Dumor 6' or 8' Douglas Fir bench with 3" x 4" clear heartwood planks with a clear preservative treatment. Bench locations are arranged in consultation with donor and approval by the Arboretum Committee. A tree or groups of trees may be planted in support of the Arboretum.

There is a tree-planting list with tree species, size, and location available for your selection. Trees on this list may be stand alone specimens or part of a larger planting. Special locations may be arranged depending upon the site and availability of a planting space. A guiding principle of the Hamilton Arboretum is to reconcile plantings and the buildings to work together to form a uniform presentation.

Each tree planted will have an Arboretum tree plaque that notes the donor, who is memorialized, and tree description.

Donation Structure

Gifts for trees start at $1,500, which includes the Arboretum tree plaque.
Gifts for benches start at $2,400, which include the etched brass plaque.

The Process

All gifts start with a conversation with Sharon Rippey, Director, Alumni Relations, at the  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, 315-859-4672 or srippey@hamilton.edu.  Sharon can assist you with your gift or memorial and help determine the tree.

Contact Information


315-859-4892 315-859-4407 arboretum@hamilton.edu
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