The first thing that people look for in a memorial tree gift is one that is going to last. The poignancy of loss is too raw, too immediate to have to face a gift that also fades from sight and the imagination. Flowers as a funeral gift are fleeting and have become overdone. It is always best to convey the true depth of your emotions that you want to express via a memorial gift planting.
Over the last hundred years, the idea of a tree gift has become steadily more popular. As society changed to value and realize that nature, like us, is a fragile thing, all too readily lost. People started realizing that a tree as a gift, was a great way of giving back to society and a great funeral gift.
Plant a Memorial Tree Gift.
The planting of a Memorial Tree Gift has spread across the world and can now be found in most countries. Options also include planting the tree gift in a public park, so that it can be appreciated by everyone who passes or alternatively in a special purpose site. These sites are often focused on being a remembrance tree garden but also being a reafforestation project. Giving something back to society and to nature be ensuring that the ecology of an area is preserved.
These gifts can also be bought and purchased from businesses online, where you can plant them in your own garden as a focal point and a reminder of all that was beautiful and wonderful in a person. Symbolically represented in the tree.
If you decide that you are going to plant a tree, then you need to look at the location that you are going to be setting it in. Make sure that you have the space and the area to accommodate future growth. If it is a limited area then I would suggest that you look at trees that are compact in nature. Cherry Blossom trees are a wonderful one to consider.
If you do not go for a planted tree or one you plant yourself, then you can maybe approach your local council and ask them if they will allow a tree to be planted in memory, with a plaque in one of their parks. Some Cities actively encourage this. As you can imagine, it is best that you ask the city before you decide to plant one. Just to avoid any difficulties after. With reference to the care and best procedures to ensure that they grow. The U.S. Arbor foundation have excellent pointers on their website.
I hope that this article has given you ideas on why you should look at planting a memorial tree as a gift.