The death of a friend or loved one is a sad occasion yet a part of life that is unavoidable. In the event that you find the need to send condolences to a decedent, there are many options available for remembrance. Sending flower arrangements is a popular way to say you care and is widely recognized as a standard in the floral industry.
Flowers are a lovely gift of remembrance; however, for a more significant impact, consider planting a tree in memory of the departed. Planting a tree in memory of a friend or loved one is a beautiful way to honor your loved one. When you plant a tree, you are creating a living monument. See below for more information on how to plant a tree gift.
Planting a tree is an environmentally friendly way to show you care. You are not only creating a lasting memorial to your beloved friend or family member but also helping the earth in the form of reforestation projects around the country when you plant a memorial tree. Various National Forests have ongoing projects available to plant a tree gift, and welcome your contribution. You can plant a single tree or several trees in bulk, with discounts likely available for larger orders or memorial trees.
For home planting, contact your local florist or arborist for information on purchasing a tree to be planted by the recipient in their selected location. Be sure to discuss the recipient’s demographic area to ensure that the tree delivered will thrive in the area planted. Planting instructions will be included along with any special care required.
The cost of sending flowers as a condolence is considerable. Consider planting a memorial tree instead of flowers or a potted plant from a florist. For growing at home, actual savings are evident as the gifted tree will last much longer than flowers in a vase and will continue to provide comfort for an extended period.
The savings are immediately apparent with the cost of purchasing a memorial tree starting at around ten dollars with plant a tree gift services. For planting your monument in a National Forest, services are available to cultivate your tree or trees in the location of your choice in a reforestation project, along with sending a touching, personalized card directly to the recipient.
A Lasting Memorial
Trees are an integral part of the ecosystem and provide much-needed oxygen for our planet. In addition to being good for the planet, planting memorial trees provides a lasting memorial instead of the lovely cut flowers that are traditional but will soon fade away. Consider planting a tree to honor and remember a friend or loved one who has passed, or even a whole grove of trees, for an even more significant impact. By arranging to plant a tree gift in a National Forest or at home, you are providing a tribute that will, with proper care, undoubtedly last for years to come.