(Memorial) Tribute Tree Program

The City of Albuquerque Park Management Division has a program for planting trees at various City park locations.

Tribute Tree Information

Please contact:
City Forrester: 505-857-8650

A memorial tree can be a living remembrance of a loved one or a celebration of a happy event.

Tribute trees are a moving and beneficial way to honor someone living or deceased.

Park Management provides the trees at a cost of $500 and will install, water, and maintain the trees.

A Living Remembrance

A tribute tree can be a living remembrance of a loved one or a celebration of a happy event.

It also provides a sense of belonging and community.

Trees improve the quality of life for the community and the City of Albuquerque as a whole, providing a benefit and enjoyment to people who use our parks. In addition, trees are a growing and living symbol for the individuals they represent.

A tribute tree is a wonderful honor for individuals or organizations to make in someone's name; it is a gift that keeps on growing.

Who Does the Planting?

The Park Management Division has a staff of Forestry employees who are responsible for all tree plantings for the City of Albuquerque. After planting, the City takes care of watering, pruning and other maintenance.

Trees Planting Season

Trees can be planted during the planting season beginning in late autumn until the weather becomes warm.


Full: We provide the tree, the bronze plaque and installation for both.   Cost: $500.


Plaque Only: Adopt a tree already in the park.  We install a bronze plaque at an existing young tree growing in one of our parks and make arrangements to have the plaque made and installed.   Cost: $180.


Tree Specifics

The trees are typically 12 to 14 feet tall.

Conifer species with will be approximately 5-7 feet tall.

A representative from Park Management Division will select an appropriate species and an appropriate location for the tree at the city park.


Celebration Events

Families are invited to hold celebrations post-planting of the tree. Gatherings are the responsibility of the interested party.

Parks NOT eligible for planting of Memorial Trees

  • Robinson Park
  • Bel-Air Park
  • High Desert Park
  • Baatan Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • NM Veterans Park
  • Spruce Park
  • Summit Park
  • Altura Park
  • Piedra Lisa Park
  • Mitchell Elementary Park
  • Fox Memorial Park
  • Hyder Park
  • McDuffie Park
  • others may apply