The City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to participate in its Memorial Tree Program. Trees are one of nature's best gifts to humankind and the planting of trees has always symbolized peace, life, growth and hope for the future. The gift of a Memorial Tree is a unique way to celebrate and honor or memorialize a special individual, while adding a long-lasting aesthetic and environmental benefit to the entire community.
One Time, $450 Fee Includes
Certificate of planting
Installation of tree and plaque
Tree will be 2" caliper and 6' to 8' tall
How the Program Works
After you fill out the online application contact City of Rio Rancho staff at (505) 891-5015 to coordinate the time, location and other details surrounding your tree planting and Memorial Ceremony.
Your tree(s) will be planted in a public park or other public area in the spring or fall of each year. A custom plaque will be permanently placed next to the dedicated tree. A Certificate of Planting will be presented to you at the Memorial Tree Ceremony.
Memorial Tree Program Benefits
A unique gift
A lasting tribute
Beautify the parks
Clean the air
Cool the temperature
Ease noise pollution
Increase property values
Major generators of pure oxygen
Aerate the soil and minimize flood damage
Memorial Tree Map
All of the Memorial Trees that have been planted throughout the city of Rio Rancho are highlighted on the Memorial Tree Map. Please click on the following link to view the virtual Memorial Tree Map.