FAQ

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Adopt a Tree

  1. Can I pay to adopt tree over time as a pledge?
  2. Who do I contact with questions?
  3. How many trees can I adopt?
  4. Can I choose the tree I would like to adopt?
  5. What if I do not select a specific tree?
  6. For the tree plaque, what style font will be used?
  7. How many lines / characters will the tree plaque allow for?
  8. What is the size of the plaque and what will it look like?
  9. Where will the tree plaque be located?
  10. If I adopt a tree and it dies or needs to be removed, will it be replaced?
  11. How will I know that the plaque for my tree has been installed?

Can I pay to adopt tree over time as a pledge?

Yes. You can make a pledge to adopt a tree and payments can be structured to best accommodate your needs. Please note that pledge time-frames may not exceed five years and that recognition of your gift (creation and installation of your plaque) will not be realized until the pledge is paid in full.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Cathy Sanchez at 805-437-3701 or catherine.sanchez@csuci.edu.

How many trees can I adopt?

You may adopt as many trees as you like (pending availability). The campus has approximately 1,290 trees available for adoption.

Can I choose the tree I would like to adopt?

Yes. You may choose the exact tree(s) on campus that you would like to adopt. Please contact Cathy Sanchez at 805-437-8893 or catherine.sanchez@csuci.edu for details.

What if I do not select a specific tree?

If you do not have a tree in mind, then the University will select one for you.

For the tree plaque, what style font will be used?

Gill Sans MT. The size of font will depend on the number of lines requested.

How many lines / characters will the tree plaque allow for?

The plaque will allow up to three lines or 47 characters.

What is the size of the plaque and what will it look like?

The plaque size is 3 x 5”. It will be a bronze / pebble style similar to the image seen here.

Where will the tree plaque be located?

The plaque will be installed using a stake and located at the base of the tree.

If I adopt a tree and it dies or needs to be removed, will it be replaced?

Yes. However, we do not guarantee that the species or the age of the replacement tree will be the same as the previous.

How will I know that the plaque for my tree has been installed?

You will be contacted by the University once your plaque has been installed.

I'm ready to Adopt a Tree


Adopt a Paver

  1. What is a paver?
  2. What will the paver design look like?
  3. What are the sizes of each paver?
  4. How many characters and lines will each size paver allow for?
  5. What style of font will be used?
  6. Can I pay to adopt a paver over time as a pledge?
  7. When can I see my engraved paver?
  8. Can I choose the location of my paver?
  9. Who do I contact with questions?
  10. How many of each can I adopt?

What is a paver?

An interlocking concrete paver is a pre-cast piece of concrete or brick commonly used in exterior hardscaping applications.

What will the paver design look like?

The design will consist of approximately 25,000 pavers interlocked in the design pattern seen here. Those pavers available for engraving are marked.

What are the sizes of each paver?

Small = 8” x 8”

Medium = 8” x 12”

Large = 12” x 12”

How many characters and lines will each size paver allow for?

Small = 55 Characters / 3 lines

Medium = 60 Characters / 3 lines

Large = 75 Characters / 3 lines

The University will contact you upon purchase of your paver for wording.

What style of font will be used?

Gill Sans MT.

Can I pay to adopt a paver over time as a pledge?

Yes. You can make a pledge to adopt a paver and payments can be structured to best accommodate your needs. Please note that all pledges must be paid in full by March 2014.

When can I see my engraved paver?

Installation for all pavers will happen commensurate with the center mall renovation timeline. We expect that all pavers will be installed by August 2014.

Can I choose the location of my paver?

Due to the scale of the project and the number of pavers to be installed, we cannot guarantee the exact location of your paver.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Cathy Sanchez at 805-437-3701 or catherine.sanchez@csuci.edu.

How many of each can I adopt?

The University has approximately 25,000 pavers available for adoption or roughly 8,333 of each size. Depending on availability, you may adopt as many as you like.

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Adopt a Bench

  1. Can I pay to adopt a bench over time as a pledge?
  2. May I adopt more than one bench?
  3. Who do I contact with questions?
  4. Can I choose the bench that I would like to adopt?
  5. What if I do not select a specific bench?
  6. For the bench plaque, what style font will be used?
  7. How many lines / characters will the plaque allow for?
  8. What is the size of the plaque and what will it look like?
  9. Where will the plaque be located?
  10. What will the bench look like?
  11. When can I see my bench and how will I know when the plaque has been installed?

Can I pay to adopt a bench over time as a pledge?

Yes. You can make a pledge to adopt a bench and payments can be structured to best accommodate your needs. Please note that pledge time-frames may not exceed five years and that recognition of your gift (creation and installation of your plaque) will not be realized until the pledge is paid in full.

May I adopt more than one bench?

Yes. Please contact the University to check on availability in advance by e-mailing catherine.sanchez@csuci.edu or calling 805-437-3701.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Cathy Sanchez at 805-437-3701 or catherine.sanchez@csuci.edu.

Can I choose the bench that I would like to adopt?

Yes. Please note that most of the benches on campus are being installed as we renovate our courtyards and open spaces. Therefore, we ask that you please contact the University if you have a specific location in mind.

What if I do not select a specific bench?

The University will select one for you.

For the bench plaque, what style font will be used?

Gill Sans MT. The size of the font will depend on the number of lines.

How many lines / characters will the plaque allow for?

Three to four lines and up to approximately 47 characters.

What is the size of the plaque and what will it look like?

The plaque will be 3 x 9” and be a bronze / pebble style, similar to what is seen here.

Where will the plaque be located?

It will be installed at the top of the backrest portion of the bench.

What will the bench look like?

The benches are teak and look like the image shown here.

When can I see my bench and how will I know when the plaque has been installed?

A University representative will contact you once the bench and plaque have been installed. Please note that some of the benches may need to be ordered from an off campus supplier. Therefore, wait times for installation may take a little longer.

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