“I never imagined in my lifetime that I would lose my dear friend, but I have.”

Those are the words Mark Hirsch shared after That Tree was blown down in the storm that destroyed much of the Midwest earlier in August. The Burr Oak tree known as That Tree captured his heart in 2012. Sharing his photo a day project with the world through his book titled, That Tree, and on social media, That Tree captured the heart of everyone who loves a majestic Oak tree. 

That Tree’s story traveled across the world. It highlighted the need to protect and care for these ancient trees whom play such a pivotal role in savanna and woodland landscapes. It provided a pathway for people to connect to Oak trees and nature. That Tree’s legacy lives on in the hearts of every person who felt inspired by her story. 

You can honor the memory of That Tree and provide protection for other Oak trees in the Driftless area by making a gift to Driftless Area Land Conservancy online today. Every gift made until October 2, 2020 as a memorial gift for That Tree will be entered in a drawing to receive a sapling grown from That Tree’s acorn. One lucky person will get to continue the legacy of this beautiful tree in their very own backyard! Every gift that is $100 or more can also choose to receive as a thank you gift an autographed copy of the Mark Hirsch’s book, That Tree. 

It feels like our world is full of loss in this moment. Nature is one place that offers solace. It’s hard to say good-bye to a friend like That Tree, but by connecting to nature and protecting oak landscapes we can make that good-bye a little easier. 

Thank you for making a gift in memory of That Tree to Driftless Area Land Conservancy. Please visit the official rules for questions about the raffle for the That Tree sapling. 

Official Rules

A gift to Driftless Area Land Conservancy helps protect and restore this beautiful region. Your gift of any amount will enter you in a drawing to win an Oak sapling grown from one of That Tree’s acorns! 

Contest entrants must be at least 18 years old as of August 27, 2020. This contest is sponsored by Driftless Area Land Conservancy, 206 S. Iowa St., Dodgeville, WI 53533. Employees, board members, and committee members of Driftless Area Land Conservancy and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Entry Period
The entry period for the Oak Sapling begins at 12:01am Central Time August 27, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on October 2,2020 for entries made automatically by donation or by a postcard entry postmarked by October 2, 2020 (the "Entry Period"). 

How to Enter
All donations made at driftlessconservancy.org or by calling 1-608-930-3252 during the Entry Period are automatically entered. Donors who are signed up for automatic monthly gifts are automatically entered if they provided a phone number or email address with their donation.
No purchase or donation is necessary. Of course, we appreciate donations, but not making one will not affect your chances of winning. To enter without making a donation, send a postcard with your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if you have one) to:
Driftless Area Land Conservancy
206 S. Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

The completed postcard must be postmarked by September 25, 2020 to be eligible for the drawing. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries, duplicate or multiple entries are void.

One (1) Oak sapling grown from an acorn of That Tree
Retail value estimated at $75.00 
Additional restrictions may apply. The prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable. All taxes on any prize, including but not limited to federal, state, and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of any prize) are the responsibility of the winner.

Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
Notification of Winner and Acceptance of Prize
Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The Prize drawing will be conducted by staff of Driftless Area Land Conservancy, whose decision regarding the winner will be final. The drawing will be conducted on or about October 9, 2020. Winner will be notified by phone and/or email and must respond within a week to accept the Prize. If a winner cannot be reached by phone or email, or if the winner declines the Prize, an alternate winner will be selected using the same process, which will continue until an eligible winner accepts the Prize.

Publicity and Release
Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. The winner will be required to sign and execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release upon acceptance of the Prize. Failure to return the affidavit in the time noted will result in disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner will be selected. 

Limit of Entry
Limit one entry per household. By entering, entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules, including all eligibility requirements. Driftless Area Land Conservancy is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Proof of emailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points
By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Contest Rules. Driftless Area Land Conservancy shall have the final decision on determination of winner and any and all claims concerning this contest and reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if these Contest Rules are not followed. Also, entrants release Driftless Area Land Conservancy and its employees, officers, trustees, and agents from any liability, including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to the receipt or use of any prize awarded. Driftless Area Land Conservancy makes no, and disclaims all, warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize.
For the name of the prize winner, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before October 31, 2020 to Driftless Area Land Conservancy Drawing, 206 S. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533.

Thank You Gifts
Individuals making a gift of $100 or more during the entry period, can opt in to receive a thank you gift. The thank you gift will be a copy of the book, That Tree by Mark Hirsch, autographed by the author. Individuals eligible for a thank you gift can opt in by selecting that option on the online form found at driftlessconservancy.org/that-tree 

Your donation to Driftless Area Land Conservancy is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS, minus the "fair market value" of any thank-you gifts you receive. We will send you an acknowledgement letter, stating the fair market value of any thank-you gifts.


Driftless Area Land Conservancy

206 S. Iowa Street (map)

Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Email us

(608) 930-3252

Driftless Area Land Conservancy is an accredited non-profit land trust in Southwest Wisconsin. All images and text on this site are property of Driftless Area Land Conservancy and/or are being used with permission from the authors and photographers. Please do not share or distribute text, images or any site content without expressed, written permission. We take your privacy seriously and will not distribute or sell any information gathered here on contact, registration, volunteer or donation forms. 

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