Many people love the idea of The Living Urn® and thousands of families throughout the U.S. have grown a tree memorial from their special biodegradable urn and planting system containing a loved one’s ashes.
With a growing interest in uplifting memorial options, The Living Urn’s Denver-based customer service team fields a large number of calls and e-mails every day with questions from families. One of the most common questions relates to figuring out the right tree for a family, or the person who wants to have a tree memorial.
When trying to decide on that perfect tree for you or your loved one, the first thing to consider is what trees grow well in the area where it’s going to be planted. With feedback from their in-house arborists, The Living Urn has developed an extensive list of recommended trees for every zip code in the U.S. – this can be viewed by simply clicking on the ‘buy’ button on The Living Urn’s website, and then typing in your zip code in the space provided. Alternatively, you can contact The Living Urn’s Denver-based customer service team at (800) 495-7022 or by e-mail to get help on finding out what trees grow well in your area.
Another thing to consider is the tree itself and your or your loved one’s preference – does the tree flower, is it deciduous, is it big or small, does it grow wide or tall, what is the tree’s personality…? Yes, just like people, trees have personalities and symbolize different things. Some are open to interpretation, however, we’ve outlined a few commonly agreed upon ones below:
Red Maple: Beauty and Strength. The red maple shows vibrant red color in each of the four seasons. It can also adapt to a variety of soil conditions throughout the U.S. making it one of the strongest trees around!
Eastern Red Bud: With its unique branch growth and vibrant colors, it’s perfect for somebody who’s ‘full of life’ with a great big personality.
Flowering Dogwoods: Sheer beauty. The spring flowers from dogwoods truly beautify a landscape and are a site to see!
Southern Magnolia: With its year-round broad leaf foliage and large, creamy white flowers in the Spring, the Southern Magnolia is a beautiful tree that even smells good!
Sugar Maple: A generous provider. The sugar maple is not only beautiful, it also provides great shade and delicious syrup! No wonder more states have adopted the Sugar Maple as their state tree than any other species!
Weeping Willow: Peaceful and one of the most graceful trees. It is famous for its ground sweeping branches and long slender leaves. A great tree that will thrive in most Southern states!
Northern Red Oak: Known as one of the handsomest, stateliest and cleanest trees it is a national treasure in America! It shows its brilliant colors in the Spring and Fall and is a favorite for wildlife.
Spruce: Charming and happy. One of the most popular ornamental conifers, the spruce tree is a hardy tree with great symmetry and a Christmas tree shape. The Spruce will grow and thrive in the Northern states!
Pine: Rugged & Enduring.The Pine is a strong, fast growing tree that can withstand a variety of elements. It’s one of America’s most abundant tree species for good reason!
Still have questions? Contact The Living Urn’s U.S. based customer service team at (800) 495-7022, ext. 0 to discuss finding a tree that’s right for you – they’re here to help!