Image by Erik R. Bishoff via FlickrI previously eulogized about Brian McCarthy, ASLA and how a pulmonary aneurysm took him from us at far too young an age. Now, Arica Duhrkoop-Galas of Stangeland & Associates, Inc. Landscape Architecture & Design, Ann Bettman of the University of Oregon Department of Architecture, and Jane Brubaker of UO Campus Operations are working together to see that a tree in Brian’s memory is planted on the University of Oregon campus.
The exact species and location are still to be finalized, but the group has initiated fundraising for the cost of the memorial tree and its plaque. Arica will collect checks (made out to the University of Oregon Foundation) and track the donations. The estimated costs for the tree and plaque are $1,500 and $3,500 respectively. The tree may be planted before the plaque is made.
If you, or others you know, are interested in donating to honor our friend Brian, please contact Arica or pass along her contact information. You can reach Arica by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 541-513-2059.