Celebrate loved ones, treasured moments, or significant milestones in your life while furthering the Arboretum’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Tribute gift options include individual tribute gifts for an honoree or the dedication of a bridge, tree, bench, brick, or Sterling Morton Library book. Tribute donors receive a one-year complimentary membership per tribute tree, bench, or bridge dedicated. All tribute supporters receive an acknowledgment for their gifts.
When establishing The Morton Arboretum as a designated charity to honor a loved one, please reach out to the tribute gift specialist to establish a tribute account in their name.
Suggested language for a celebration of life, obituary, or other event is as follows: “In lieu of flowers or gifts donations are appreciated to The Morton Arboretum through their Tribute Gifts page: Tribute Gifts.”
Note: To make an individual tribute gift honoring someone special choose the option “Donation for honoree”. Please list the honoree’s full name at the prompt.
The Arboretum maintains a carefully monitored ecosystem and does not allow for human or animal ashes to be distributed on its grounds. Personal items attached to trees, plants or other items on the grounds are impermissible and are removed, We offer a variety of options to provide tributes to loved ones who have a deep connection to The Morton Arboretum.
Revisions to tribute dedications on established tribute items (bridge, bench or tree) may be arranged with the tribute gift specialist for an additional fee.