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Oak Circle of Life
Tile Dedications

20" diameter

price: $1000

To dedicate/donate contact Suzanne Ullensvang:

sullensvang@ucdavis.edu / (530)752-8324

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Oak Circle of Life Tile Dedications


The UC Davis Art-Science Fusion Program was established to bring together students and community members to create nature-themed art pieces that can be found throughout the Arboretum and other campus landscapes.

The Oak Circle of Life installation is comprised of 43 hand-made ceramic tiles that form an interlocking pattern on the south seatwall at the entry to the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove. Each of the 43 Oak Circle of Life Tiles represents one part of the life cycle of a mighty oak tree.

Click here to see photos of each of the 43 tiles.


photo of oak seatwall tiles during installationThe photo is a close-up image of how the tiles lock together.

photo of the Oak Circle Tile north seat wall


The Peter J. Shields Oak Grove is located in the west end of the Arboretum, near the Gazebo, the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, and Nature’s Gallery Court.

Click here to view the location on the UC Davis campus map.

oak grove entry seatwalls The southern wall is the seatwall on your left as you enter the Shields Oak Discovery Trail from the main Arboretum pathway.


Dedicating a tile in the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove supports the Arboretum’s education programs for children and families. Each Oak Circle of Life Tile dedication includes your custom inscription engraved on the decorative tile located immediately in front of the circle tile you select for dedication.  Gifts are fully tax-deductible.

Dedicate or Donate Now

To dedicate your Oak Circle of Life Tile or to make a donation to support the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove please contact:

Suzanne Ullensvang
email: sullensvang@ucdavis.edu
telephone: (530) 752-8324