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Tree Memorials: A Living Tribute

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jan, 18, 2011 @ 14:01 PM
New Jersey Trees memorialBeyond the opportunity to connect with some truly remarkable voices in the tree care industry, one thing I have really started to appreciate about #treechat on Twitter, is discovering how much trees impact daily lives. Yet so often we tend to overlook the many values they provide us like their beauty, clean air, privacy, shade, and the list goes on. On our last chat, we touched on a topic that had a great deal of meaning to quite a few of the participants; planting a tree memorial.

A Living Tribute

Plumeria at Corona ToolsA tree memorial serves as a lasting tribute to remember or honor people who have touched our lives. Planting a tree memorial can be cathartic as well as being a comfort. Immediately following the chat I shared a story about a tree that I planted in memory of my mother who passed away on 16 years ago on Earth Day of all days. Looking at it everyday from the dining room table not only reminds me of her, it provides a bit of comfort knowing that I am caring for something that gave her great joy in her life.

Share Your Memorial Tree Story

With so many of us having planted tree memorials, I thought it appropriate to set up an album on the treechat Facebook page for others to share pictures and their stories. Have a tree memorial with a picture and story you would like to share? Just go to our page, click on photos and add yours to the album. It's a great way for others to share in your memories.

If you would like to join Corona Tools on treechat on Twitter, just go to on Tuesdays, 11:00am PST and log in with your Twitter account. You'll be connected with tree experts across the country who share and exchange valuable tree cares tips and information. Don't miss it!

Topics: #treechat, Landscaping

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