Memorial Tree Program

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 tree is a unique way to celebrate and honor or memorialize a special individual, group or event while adding a long-lasting aesthetic and environmental benefit to the entire community.

Fee ($350) Includes:

Certificate and installation of tree and plaque.
Tree will be 2" caliper and 6' to 8' tall.

How it Works

Your tree(s) will be planted in a public park or other public area in the spring or fall.

A certificate will be presented to you at a tree-planting ceremony.

City staff will contact you regarding plaque wording and tree-planting ceremony.

Memorial Tree Program Benefits:

  • A unique gift
  • A lasting tribute
  • Beautify the parks
  • Clean the air
  • Provide shade
  • 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 view the Memorial Tree Map.

How to Participate in the Program

For more information please call the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (505) 891-5015. To participate in the Memorial Tree Program please fill out the attached form (PDF) and email the completed form to, or fax it to 505-891-5205, or drop off the form at:
    Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department
    3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 100
    Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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