4 Ways A Memory Tree Keeps Your Loved Ones Memory Alive

There is nothing harder in life than losing a loved one. This is why once they pass, you want to do everything you can to keep their memory alive. At first, you will likely be in a state of shock and will be consumed with organising their funeral or memorial. Yet once this has happened, you can often feel disconnected and fresh waves of grief hit. These stages of grief are completely natural and you need to find your own way to deal with the feeling of loss. One of the best ways is to keep the memory of your loved one alive and with you and if you choose a Living Urn to be added to a Memory Tree, the memory of your loved one will be preserved for years to come. It’s lovely knowing they won’t be forgotten and it can help you feel happier and reassured they’re never too far from you. Here’s just why a living urn can help keep the memory of your loved one alive.

What is the Living Urn?

The Living Urn, also known as a memory tree, is a tree planted with a person's ashes after cremation. You can choose a variety of plant or tree variations depending on climate, the location of the planting and personal preference. Once you have done this, the tree will grow essentially from the ashes, thus providing a beautiful way to keep your loved one's memory alive.

How can The Living Urn help?

There are a number of ways a memory tree from your living urn can help to keep the memory of your loved one alive. We have outlined just a few of the main ones below.

You have somewhere dedicated you can go and visit them

With your memorial tree, you could choose to plant it somewhere that you used to go with your loved one, or just somewhere beautiful where you like to sit. It gives you a dedicated place to go and visit and spend time with them; whether it be your back garden or a public space. It can also feel less morbid than visiting somewhere such as a graveyard and might be easier for you to get to - particularly if you plant the tree in your garden and can visit them whenever you like.

They will grow into a plant which is a new living thing

There is something comforting about knowing your loved one's life will continue after death through another living thing. By having their ashes transferred to a memory tree, you can feel comforted that they’re not “gone” and are still close by. Often if you just have a headstone to visit, you can feel sad and disconnected, whereas this is the opposite and can make them feel more present.

It’s something that will be preserved for years to come

By having a memory tree you can feel reassured in the fact that the tree will provide a lasting legacy for future generations. Long after you and your ancestors have even passed, this tree will be there as a serving reminder, allowing their memory to live on. You could also opt to be cremated and buried in the same way once you pass, meaning you can reconnect with your loved one when you pass too. 

You can have a meet up at the spot on regular occasions

If your loved one was buried in a graveyard or crematorium, or their ashes spread somewhere such as out to sea, it can make it tricky to go to that spot often, or to bring others with you. With a memory tree, you have much more flexibility and it provides a lovely spot to take family and friends on a regular occasion. If the tree is in a special memory forest, garden of remembrance or even somewhere such as your garden, you could throw picnics, or have outings to this area where you can relax and spend the day, knowing your loved one is right there with you.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your loved one’s memory alive, a memory tree is a beautiful choice. To find out more about our living urns and memory trees, get in touch with us today.