Tribute Gifts

Adopting a bench or a tree is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to a loved one, commemorate an important milestone, or simply give a unique and memorable gift.

Adopt a Tree

Do you have a tree at Green-Wood that you’re particularly fond of? Perhaps it overlooks a favorite vista, or shades a loved one’s grave. For a tax-deductible contribution, you may “adopt” one of the nearly 8,000 trees that make Green-Wood’s landscape so special. A personalized plaque, bearing the name of the person you are honoring, along with information about the tree, will be placed at the tree for the duration of the adoption period.

  • One-Year Adoption: $250
  • Five-Year Adoption: $600
  • Ten-Year Adoption: $1,000
  • “Lifetime” Adoption: Starting at $5,000. Please inquire for details and availability.

Adopt a Bench

Situated in the most picturesque areas of Green-Wood, our benches offer a chance for respite and reflection. For a tax-deductible contribution, you can “adopt” one of our iconic teak benches—the same design that graces many public spaces in New York City. Your generosity will be marked with a plaque, bearing a personal message, on the adopted bench. Availability is limited, please inquire for current options.

  • Bench Adoption: $1,500