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Tree of Life

Hospice of Marion County Tree of LifeThe Trees of Life are permanent fixtures at the Hospice Center for Caring and Education, Estelle's House, The Legacy House and Ted & Diane Brandley House. These exquisite, hand-crafted trees are mounted on the walls where visitors can appreciate and enjoy them.

The solid walnut tree trunk and its branches glisten with 500 brass leaves and butterflies. Each one displays the name of someone you wish to thank, honor, reward, commemorate or memorialize.

The Tree of Life offers a number of recognition levels, and each is intended to fulfill a specific donor category.


  • Memorial Leaf
$150 minimum donation
  • Memorial Butterfly
$500 minimum donation
  • Wooden Stepping Stones
$1,000 minimum donation
  • Wooden Butterfly
$5,000 minimum donation


The Tree of Life is dedicated to those who wish to remember or honor others by their caring and generous gifts. Tree of Life memorials are tax deductible; the amount varies with the memorial selected. A letter from Hospice of Marion County acknowledges each donation and provides information for the contributor's tax files.


To order call (352) 291-5143.


Disclaimer registration #: CH1781
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.