We coordinate procurement and installation of memorial benches and trees on campus.

Service Options

Memorial benches
  • Bench style and location must conform with the ADA resting bench program and long range campus bench plan.
  • The donor may request a specific area for the bench location, however, the bench must be in conformance with the University’s resting bench guidelines.
  • The Grounds Department can arrange a ceremony if requested by the donor.
  • Memorial plaques must meet specific guidelines in size, shape and wording and approved by the University.
  • Facilities Services will maintain the bench. This includes adding the bench to our GIS mapping system, which includes the location, type of bench, donor, and amount donated and the person memorialized.
Cost: 

Memorial benches cost $5,000. This includes the procurement and installation of both the bench and plaque.

How early should I request?: 

Need info from Grounds

Memorial trees
  • You may request a specific location, however, the tree variety will depend on the requested planting area and be in conformance with the UW Plant Association guidelines.
  • While the University does not spread ashes on campus, we can place the ashes in the hole where a memorial tree will be planted.
  • Facilities Services can arrange a ceremony if requested by the donor.
  • No memorial plaques are allowed to be installed with the tree plantings.
  • Facilities Services will maintain tree as a part of the University’s plant collection. This includes adding the tree to our GIS mapping system, which includes the tree variety, date planted, size, donor, amount donated and the person memorialized.
Cost: 

Memorial trees cost $500. This includes the procurement and planting of the tree.

How early should I request?: 

Please request at least 30 days in advance.