Tribute Trees are 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. Visit our Tree Map for available locations, or you may suggest one.


- One Tribute 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 (approximately 40 character spaces)
- Monitoring for 5 years
- Map on to locate your Tribute 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
- Tree planted in a select location

- All the benefits above
- Planting ceremony
- Tree planted in select downtown location

- All the benefits above
- Private Tree Walk with Dr. Matt Ritter for 20 guests
- Tree planted in a select location near the ocean

All donations are tax deductible. Funds will be held in a socially responsible investment at Community Foundation of Monterey County, and the proceeds used to restore and maintain the forest.

Tree plantings take place once a month.