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 begin at $10,000, are fully tax deductible and may be applied towards University class gifts and giving societies.

Trees Available for Adoption

California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) – California Area

Kauri (Agathis australis) – Australasian Area

A close-up photo of the monkey puzzle tree with text that says Adopted

Monkey puzzle tree (araucaria) – South American Area

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

Rimu, red pine (Dacrydium cupressinum) – Australasian Area

Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) – Eastern North American Area

Magnolia (Magnolia campbellii) – Asian Area

Magnolia (Magnolia sharpii) – Mexican/Central American Area

Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) – Asian Area

Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) – Cycad & Palm Garden

Oak (Quercus rugosa) – Mexican/Central American Area

Rhododendron (Rhododendron arboreum) – Asian Area