Last Updated on January 30, 2019
Memorial trees are beautiful living monuments to the life of a departed loved one. There are many ways you can plant a tree in honor of a loved one. The physicality of digging, planting, watering, and tending a small tree, and watching it grow into full and vibrant life, can be very therapeutic and helpful in the grieving process. You can choose their favorite tree, or a tree that reminds you of them in a special way, and get a seed, seedling, or sapling from your local garden center. If the particular species is unavailable in your area, try Sheffield’s Seed Company or use a search engine.
Our line of memorial trees is a little different from ordinary tree seeds. These unique, eco-friendly products are actually cremation urns, holding a small amount of cremated remains in the ceramic-based container.
The lid to the memorial tree urn is embedded with the seeds of the chosen tree species, and will begin growing once buried in the ground and in contact with moisture. The urn itself is made from a proprietary blend of materials which actually utilizes the cremated remains in nourishing the tree. By themselves, ashes are harmful to the health and well-being of your plant. However, by planting our memorial tree urn with your loved one’s cremated ashes, you cultivate a mixture that fosters health and sustains your memorial tree.
These memorial trees hold 35 cubic inches of remains. The average adult will need about 5-7 of these tree urns to utilize all of the ashes; a pet will take 1-2. However, many of our clients choose to share of scatter some of the remains, so you can plant as few or as many memorial trees as you like using our biodegradable, eco-friendly urns.
Here are the fifteen varieties of memorial trees we offer, including the new Personal Choice, which allows you to add the seeds for any tree or flower for a truly unique memorial.
- Ponderosa Pine
- Oak Tree
- Mexican Fan Palm
- Sugar Maple
- Japanese White Birch
- Japanese Maple
- Jacaranda Tree
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Flowering Cherry
- Eastern Red Bud
- Blue Spruce
- Quaking Aspen
- Tulip Poplar
- Palo Verde
- Personal Choice – Use Your Own Seeds
The Personal Choice Memorial Tree Urn allows you to provide your own seeds to create a custom living memorial for your loved one. The urn is designed using a special, biodegradable mixture which uses your loved one’s remains to help nourish the plant of your choice. Choose a favorite plant – tree, bush, or flowers – and insert the seeds into the space provided in the urn. Insert the remains, and plant to grow the living memorial which will honor your departed loved one.
A beautiful way to honor your loved one with a memorial tree!