Engraved tree plaques are outdoor signs that offer a way to memorialize deceased family members or friends. They often include the person's name, a brief poem or quotation, and the date of his death. The plaques may be affixed to a tree planted in memory of the loved one.
Some tree plaques, such the Tree Huggers produced by the Big Hug brand, attach to the tree by means of tension springs that expand as the tree grows, which prevents damage to the tree. Engraved tree plaques are also used to mark a place in the yard or garden that was the favorite area of a beloved pet.