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Tree Adoptions

From the exotic monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) to the endangered cloud forest magnolia (Magnolia sharpii), the UC Botanical Garden is home to an important and diverse collection of trees. Remember a loved one or commemorate a special event by becoming a guardian of one of these Garden icons for ten years. Your tree adoption will fund a new interpretive panel for your tree, enabling the Garden to share its history and conservation significance with thousands of Garden visitors. You will receive a personal dedication on the panel and the pleasure of making a significant contribution to environmental education and conservation.

Tree adoptions start at $7500, are fully tax deductible and may be applied towards University class gifts and giving societies. Please contact Garden Development Director Vanessa Crews to arrange your gift. nlindberg@berkeley.edu or 510-643-2937

Trees Available for Adoption

  1. California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) - California Area

  2. Kauri (Agathis australis) - Australasian Area

  3. Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) - South American Area

  4. Monkey-hand tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) - Mexican/Central American Area

  5. Rimu, red pine (Dacrydium cupressiunum) - Australasian Area

  6. Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) - Eastern North American Area

  7. Magnolia (Magnolia campbellii) - Asian Area

  8. Magnolia (Magnolia sharpii) - Mexican/Central American Area

  9. Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) - Asian Area

  10. Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) - Cycad & Palm Garden

  11. Oak ( Quercus rugosa) - Mexian/Central American Area

  12. Rhododendron (Rhododendron arboreum) - Asian Area

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