When my husband Charlie found an article about the Living Urn, it captured his attention, and we both agreed that there was something compelling about returning to the earth, nurturing a tree and giving back to the planet. Little did we know that it would be a reality in only a year. To honor my late husband, we purchased the Living Urn for his ashes and planted not one tree, but two, in two very special locations that were close to his heart. One was a church camp where he was active from childhood to the present, as camper and counselor. The other was at a family friend's farm, where he had spent so much time as what they called their "fifth child." Both sites sport flowering trees -- a Japanese Cherry at one and a set of three Kousa Dogwoods at the other.The attached photo is of me (with the shovel) and his sister planting the main dogwood with my sister (the expert planter!) overseeing. The service at both sites was casual, filled with remembrances and stories. The Living Urn absolutely made it very easy to plan and orchestrate these memorials.