Memorial trees, benches, and donations

Memorialize someone you love by installing a bench or planting a tree in their name at one of our parks or greenspaces.

Memorial trees and benches

We’re pausing our memorial tree and bench program for 2022. During that time, we’ll be reviewing the program’s goals, determine new installation and planting locations and modernize how we deliver the program to better serve our community.

Anyone currently on our waitlist will keep their position and we’ll connect with you when the program opens. We hope to relaunch the program in 2023.

If you’re still interested in a memorial tree or bench, there are programs at the University of Guelph Arboretum and Woodlawn Memorial Park accepting requests.

Existing memorial tree and bench donors

If you already have a memorial tree or bench with us and have a question about maintenance, missing plaques or your tree’s warranty, please reach out to us directly by emailing [email protected].


Monetary donations

If you’re interested in donating money towards Guelph’s annual tree-planting funds to increase and enhance Guelph’s urban forest, get in touch with us.

Donate by mail or in person

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

In-kind donations

You can also donate goods and services to our parks and urban forest.

Fill out the online in-kind donation form

For more information

[email protected]
519-822-1260 extension 5626