What There Is To Know Before Purchasing A Memory Tree For The Living Urn

Choosing a tree for the Living Urn is a big decision. This is to be the representation of a loved one that has passed and as such isn’t something that should be rushed. Often people will have questions about the sort of tree they should purchase and what is best. It’s not as simple as just choosing something and hoping for the best - there are a few different things to consider. If you find customers enquiring about what there is to know before purchasing a tree for The Living Urn, we have put together some top tips to help.

Why purchase a tree?

A memory tree is one of the most beautiful and natural ways to keep the memory of a friend or relative alive if they’ve passed. Planted using their ashes, it symbolises the circle of life and can create a living commemorative spot that family members and relations can visit when they want to feel close to the person that’s no longer here. It’s an eco-friendly option that has so many benefits both to the people involved and also to the environment. 

What to consider:

The time of year

The first thing to consider when purchasing a tree is the time of year it will be planted and the climate. The UK is known for having very cold and wet winters, so if planting this time of year this needs to be factored in. Evergreen trees such as an olive tree, fir or spruce are all hardy options designed to withstand harsh weather conditions so can be a good choice if you’re looking for something to take root in the colder months. Flowering trees that are ideal for spring include the Crab Apple tree, the Magnolia Daphne Yellow Flowering Tree, Birch, Maple and Oak trees. All will thrive when planted this season. Keep in mind that trees planted in the winter months are dormant so don't require as much maintenance. Those planted in summer will need more watering and looking after to ensure they take root and thrive.

The meaning behind the tree

All different trees have meanings and this can be a large deciding factor for those looking to remember someone. Often they will want to find a tree that has qualities or attributes that relate to the person they’ve lost. Willow trees, for example, symbolise inner wisdom, dreams, harmony and freedom. Pine trees represent humility and Redwood trees symbolise forever. Knowing the meaning behind certain trees can play a real part in what people choose and can bring them even closer to their loved one. 

Where it will be planted

One of the best things about The Living Urn is its flexibility to be planted anywhere, but the location is also something to think about. Many will opt for a memory forest which is filled with other trees and plants dedicated to those that have passed. There is also the option to plant a tree in the back garden. People opting for this need to consider how big their garden is, the maintenance the tree might require and the type of soil. If they only have a small space, it could be worth getting a smaller tree that won’t uproot other plants. It could also be planted in a park or other public space, but permission might need to be required for this, something that should be researched ahead of time.

A tree for The Living Urn is a beautiful way to commemorate the memory of someone that has passed. By advising on the above, it can help people to make an informed decision and reassure them that they’re making the best choice for their loved one.