Centennial Trees celebrate Carmel’s 100th birthday in 2016. This is a unique opportunity to commemorate an event or honor a loved one with a gift that ensures the health and beauty of Carmel’s forest for generations to come.


- One Centennial Tree
- Choice of one of three species of native trees: Monterey Pine, Monterey Cypress and California Coastal Oak
- Professional planting on private or city property
- Historical marker with a number, year and your personal dedication
- Monitoring for 5 years
- Map on carmelforest.org to locate your Centennial Tree

- All the benefits above
- Signed copy of A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us by Dr. Matt Ritter
- Certificate of Appreciation signed by Carmel’s mayor

- All the benefits above
- Name on commemorative Centennial Tree plaque

- All the benefits above
- Tree planted in select location
- Tickets for two at our donor appreciation event

- All the benefits above
- Planting ceremony
- Tickets for eight at our donor appreciation event
- Private Tree Walk with Dr. Matt Ritter for 20 guests

- All the benefits above
- Tree planted in prominent downtown location

- All the benefits above
- Tree planted in prominent location on Ocean Avenue

All donations are tax deductible. Funds will be held in a socially responsible investment and the proceeds used to restore and maintain the forest.

The first planting will take place on the third Sunday each month in 2016.

To donate, please send a check to:

Friends of Carmel Forest
PO Box 344
Carmel, CA 93921

Please include your dedication and tree preference. For more information, please contact us at 831-626-4736 or email info@carmelforest.org. Thank you!