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PLANT OPERATIONS

POLICY AND PROCEDURES
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General Policy and Procedures for Planting Memorial Trees on Campus
PURPOSE:
Anyone wishing to have a memorial tree planted should be referred to the Director of Donor Relations for the University (343-6196) or for the Medical Center (343-8677). The director will give the interested party a copy of the guidelines for memorial tree donors. If the interested party wishes to pursue the project, the Director of Donor Relations will inform the University Landscape Architect in the Campus Planning Office (322-2715) regarding the request, i.e. who is to be memorialized, who is interested in making the donation, what school of the University is involved.

Tree Location — The University Landscape Architect will advise the Director of Donor Relations if the proposed planting is on “common ground” or if the proposed planting is deemed to fall under the jurisdiction of a particular school of the University. In the former case, written approval must be secured from the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Campus Planning and Construction by the University Landscape Architect. In the latter case, written approval for the planting must be secured from the dean by the Director of Donor Relations.

Tree Selection — The University Landscape Architect will aid in selection and location of the tree. Tree size must be 2½” caliper or larger for shade trees and 1½” caliper or larger for flowering trees. Exceptions to these sizes must be approved by the University Landscape Architect.

Adequate Funding — A gift or pledge of $5,000 must be received by the University, designated for the Memorial Tree Fund, prior to the planting and labeling of the tree. The Memorial Tree Fund, an endowed center, will cover the tree’s perpetual maintenance, its replacement if the tree dies within ten years of planting, the labeling with an appropriate marker, or the moving or replacement costs should future construction affect the tree.

Memorial Plaque — A plaque is to be fabricated by Plant Operations and mounted directly onto the tree. It will match the standard University tree identification plaque (black plastic with white lettering). In general, plaques will contain the following information:

Type of Tree ________________________________________
In memory of
(Name of honoree or person memorialized)

Given by
(Name (s) — no more than four? — year of planting)

Approval for exceptions to this language must be approved by the Director of Donor Relations.