Wall-Custance Memorial Forest Annual Dedication Service
The Wall-Custance Memorial Forest is linked to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel in Guelph. Donations are made to commemorate the life of a loved one by having a tree planted into a growing forest community. For each donation to the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest Program, a tree or shrub is planted in the Memorial Forest in either spring or fall. Throughout The Arboretum, 'fingers of forest' are planted using 16 species of native trees and 10 species of native shrubs. These forested areas of sponsored memorial trees serve as windbreaks, screening, wildlife corridors and habitat for a variety of organisms. Ten percent ($5.00) of each donation to the Memorial Forest program is added to The Arboretum Endowment Fund to support development and maintenance.
An annual service of dedication is held in September in the dedication grove located opposite the Information Kiosk near the entrance to The Arboretum. Names of the individuals for whom commemorative donations have been made are listed at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, website and on memorial plaques at the dedication grove. Since 1989, over 8500 trees and shrubs have been planted under the auspices of this program in memory of loved ones. This year's service will be on Sunday, September 16, 2018. For more information please call the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel at (519) 822 0051, or The Arboretum at (519) 824 4120 ext. 52113