Adopt a Tree

Adopt a Tree—a Living Legacy

Adopting a tree on Luther’s campus is a fitting way to commemorate loved ones, or honor someone, with a living legacy that will beautify the campus for future generations of students.

Please see the listing below of trees available for adoption, photos, and locations on the Luther campus. This space will continue to be updated as new trees become available!

View a list of trees that have been given in memory or honor of loved ones, retired faculty, and friends.


Bentdahl Commons Autumn Blaze 1

This tree provides a beautiful sight as students walk the path between Preus Library lawn and Bentdahl Commons—fall brings about a lovely leaf color change as well.

Bentdahl Commons Autumn Blaze 2

Bentdahl Commons Bur Oak 1

This tree stands next to the path running along Bentdahl Commons, providing a lovely structure and bit of shade to anyone enjoying the area.

Bentdahl Commons Bur Oak 1

Valders Concolor Fir

Providing shade and structure, this tree abuts the greenhouse attached to Valders Hall of Science.

Valders Concolor Fir

Olin Evergreen

Featured in front of Olin, along one of the main pathways used by those on campus.

Olin Evergreen

Storre Theatre White Pine

For an option on lower campus, this juvenile White Pine stands along Luther College Dike Road, in front of Storre Theatre.

Storre Theatre White Pine

Farwell Hall Crabapples

As you turn into the Farwell Hall parking lot, you’ll see the road paved with four new crabapple trees—one of these would be a lovely option for a flowering tree on lower campus!

Farwell Hall Crabapples

Regents Center Cherry

Standing along the Regents Center parking lot, just down the hill behind Dieseth Hall, this juvenile Cherry Tree is a great option for a recognition or memorial.

Regents Center Cherry

Regents Center Honey Locust

Standing along the Regents Center parking lot, just down the hill behind Dieseth Hall, this juvenile Honey Locust Tree has a long growth potential, with color changing leaves in the fall season.

Regents Center Honey Locust