Did your loved one enjoy the outdoors, or have a special place in their garden? If so, why not plan a memorial tree planting ceremony that celebrates their life while creating a living memory? This article explains what’s involved with a memorial tree planting, including how to arrange one and how you might include one as part of an ashes scattering ceremony.Bare Cremation would be honoured to help plan a befitting memorial tree planting ceremony – whether that’s entirely family-led, or with our dedicated celebrant team. you can find out more on our Bare Memorial webpage here, or feel free to give us a call on 1800 202 901.

What is a memorial tree planting ceremony?

A memorial tree planting may be the perfect memorial option for a loved one who was a ‘green-thumb’ or who simply loved nature and the outdoors. You might like to plant a tree, shrub, or rose garden with your loved one's cremated ashes, to create a special, enduring memorial.The Living Urn offers eco-friendly urns for your loved one’s cremated ashes, that can be planted with a range of trees, shrubs and seeds. Living Urns are 100% natural and biodegradable, made from recycled plant-derived materials. The outer shell packaging is handmade from natural bamboo. Over the years, the shrub will grow into a beautiful tree, such as those pictured below, to create a long-lasting memory.

A Japanese maple tree and a jacaranda tree make beautiful memorial trees.
Some of the trees that may be planted with a The Living Urn include a Japanese maple tree and a jacaranda tree (pictured).

How do I arrange a memorial tree planting ceremony?

Arranging a memorial tree planting to celebrate your loved one’s life is simple. Here’s how Bare Cremation can help:First, you’ll need to arrange a cremation, either through the Bare Cremation website, or by calling us on 1800 202 901. In addition to our unattended cremation service, we also offer a Bare Memorial service where a celebrant can help you plan your memorial tree planting ceremony and lead the service. Next, select which tree or product you would like to use with your ashes scattering ceremony. The Living Urn website has a range of beautiful trees to choose from. Once you have decided what you’d like, give us a call and we would be happy to purchase the urn and tree on your behalf and add it to your arrangement. Upon request, we can even arrange for your loved one’s ashes to be placed into the urn before it is delivered to you. Our cremations are unattended, without any ceremony at the time of passing. That allows families to plan a befitting memorial or celebration of life once the cremated ashes have been returned to them. Cutting out a formal funeral service means the family has the complete flexibility to plan a more personalised memorial in a way that truly celebrates the person being farewelled. That might be by scattering ashes someplace special, holding a tree planting memorial, or some other fitting tribute. We work with some excellent celebrants who can help plan and lead memorials at an additional cost. You can find out more about Bare Memorials here, or give us a call on 1800 202 910.

For tips on planning the actual memorial service or ceremony, you can read our Ultimate guide to planning a memorial and our article 12 ways to personalise a memorial or celebration of life.

Cremated ashes can be placed in a Living Urn for an enduring tree planting memorial.
Cremated ashes can be placed in a Living Urn for an enduring tree planting memorial.

Why have a tree-planting ceremony?

Trees are symbolic of life. So, planting a deceased person’s cremated ashes with a beautiful tree, shrub or memorial garden can be a way to create a place to visit and remember them. It can also be a great way to give back to nature.

Final thoughts on memorial trees

Planting a tree in honour of a loved one is a special way to grow a living memory. After a cremation has taken place, a tree-planting ceremony can incorporate the scattering of your loved one’s ashes into a ceremony that truly celebrates life.A Bare Cremation service enables you to organise the cremation when your loved one passes. Then, when the time is right, you can put together a befitting farewell. We can even arrange for the ashes to be placed in an eco-friendly Living Urn that can be planted in the ground with your tree or shrub.Let us help you say the perfect goodbye by providing the highest quality cremation service. We would be honoured to support you in planning a befitting memorial ceremony – whether that’s entirely family-led, or with our dedicated celebrant team. Visit our Bare Memorials website here, or call 1800 951 897.To arrange a cremation, call 1800 951 897 for a prepaid arrangement, or 1800 531 706 for immediate need, or head to bare.com.au.