Memorial trees, benches, and donations

Purchase a memorial tree or park bench

Please use the form below to contact the City of Guelph about purchasing a commemorative tree or park bench. We will meet with you to discuss your preferred location and type of tree. We recommend native tree species such as Red Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Bur Oak, Common Hackberry, Sugar Maple, and Tulip Tree. Other trees may be considered upon request, and costs may vary.

Park benches at Riverside Park and Royal City Park North are not available.


Tree: $1152.37 includes HST (2-inch calliper deciduous tree with plaque, including pick up and installation)

Bench: $2,392.27 includes HST (steel with plaque, including installation)

Three-year guarantee

Please tell us about any change to your contact information or mailing address.

If the tree becomes diseased or dies, or the bench is vandalized, the City of Guelph will guarantee to replace the tree/bench with a landscape size tree of the same species (if available) or the same bench style for a period of three years after the date of installation. After the three year period, the City will try to contact you and give you the option to purchase for dedication a replacement tree or bench or, if the City cannot contact you, the existing plaque will be removed and held for a period of 30 days, the tree or bench will be removed and disposed of, and the location will be available to other donors.

Commemorative tree or park bench application

Make a donation

Your donation will be added to Guelph’s annual tree-planting funds to increase and enhance Guelph’s urban forest.

Donate by mail or in person

Tree Planting Fund, Parks Operations and Forestry
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A1

For more information

[email protected]
519-822-1260 extension 5626