Memorial Trees: A Living Tribute to Honor Your Loved Ones

Memorial trees have long been a beautiful and symbolic way to commemorate the life of a loved one who has passed away. By planting a tree in memory of someone, you create a lasting tribute that, like memories, grows lovlier over time. Got questions about memorial tree planting?  We've got answers!

  1. What are memorial trees?

Memorial trees are trees specifically planted in memory of a deceased loved one, serving as a living tribute to honor their life. These trees can be planted in various locations, such as gardens, parks, or dedicated memorial forests. Our memorial trees are shipped directly to the recipient and can be planted in a place that's special or important to the receiver.

  1. Why should you consider planting a memorial tree?

There are a couple good reasons to consider planting a tree in memory of a loved one:

  • A lasting tribute: Memorial trees grow and thrive over time, creating a long-lasting testament to the life of your loved one.
  • Environmental benefits: Trees play a critical role in our ecosystem by providing oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, and supporting wildlife habitats.
  • Emotional healing: The act of planting a tree can be a therapeutic experience for those who have lost a loved one, offering a sense of connection and closure.
  • Unique memorial: Memorial trees offer a distinctive alternative to traditional memorials, such as gravestones or plaques.
  1. How do you choose the right memorial tree?

When selecting a memorial tree to plant, there are several factors to consider:

  • Climate: Choose a tree that is well-suited to the climate and soil conditions of the planting location.
  • Size and growth rate: Consider the tree's mature size and growth rate to ensure it will fit well in the chosen location and provide a lasting tribute.
  • Personal connection: Select a tree species that holds special meaning or significance to the person being memorialized, such as a favorite tree from their childhood or a tree native to their homeland.
  1. Where can you plant memorial trees?

There are several options for planting a tree in memory of a loved one:

  • Your own yard: Plant the tree in your own yard or garden, providing a convenient place to reflect and remember.
  • Public spaces: With permission, plant the tree in a local park, community garden, or other public space that holds significance for the deceased and their family.
  • Dedicated memorial forests: Some organizations offer the opportunity to plant a tree in a dedicated memorial forest, where the trees are cared for and protected in perpetuity.
  • Some may opt to plant a tree at an accident site, if this was the cause of death.
  1. How do you care for a memorial tree?

Proper care is essential to ensure your memorial tree thrives as a living tribute to your loved one. All of our memorial trees arrive with seasonal appropriate care and planting instructions. 

Planting a tree in memory of a loved one is not only good for the planet, it's a lovely way remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.