Today is the first day of Spring. While it has felt like Spring in many areas of the country for at least a few weeks now, today we can officially call it what it is. Spring brings many benefits – warmer temperatures, longer days, and flowers, grass, and trees that begin to come to life again after being dormant through the winter. Spring is also the perfect time to plant trees!
Planting trees in the springtime gives them a chance to grow during the spring and summer months to get ready for next winter as a stronger, healthier tree. Soon after they’re planted, new roots are grown, leaves develop and, with proper watering, trees will thrive.
Spring is also a great time to plant The Living Urn biodegradable urn and planting system containing a loved one’s cremated remains with a tree seedling. This will grow into a beautiful living tree memorial that will last for many years to come. Mark Brewer, The Living Urn’s President and Co-Founder commented, “Spring is the busiest time of year at The Living Urn and a time when we ship the most deciduous trees to our customers. Once the weather warms up and people see everything around them begin to turn green again, they want to be outdoors and tree planting is a great way to do something productive and give back to future generations.”
Brewer continues, “The Living Urn not only provides families with a great way to memorialize a loved one, it also gives families the ability to come together and do something special. Many of our customers hold tree planting ceremonies with family and friends in the Spring which are really special events and a great way to remember a loved one who’s passed. Spring is also great for families who planted The Living Urn with a deciduous tree in the fall see their memorial come to life for the first time.”
In addition to the benefit of having a lasting living memorial of a loved one, trees also provide many other significant benefits. Some of these benefits include, cleaning the air, providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, helping to clean the groundwater, improving property values (the Arbor Day Foundation found that trees can add up to 10 to 20 percent more value to a home), improving energy efficiency by providing shade to your home in the summer and protect against cold winter wind, and providing food and shelter for animals.