The Living Memorial Program

The significance of a unique life is symbolized with the planting of a tree.

The living memorial Program is a unique and special way to honor the memory of a loved one. When you select an Options by Batesville cremation urn, casket, container or keepsake item, we arrange for a tree seedling to be planted in a national forest or woodland as a living tribute and memorial to the deceased. Established in 1976, the Living Memorial has helped to reforest thousands of acres of forests throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

More than just a majestic memorial, these trees shelter wildlife, reduce water and wind erosion and contribute to the purity of the air we breathe, helping to improve the environment for generations to come. The living memorial is funded by Batesville and executed with the U.S. Forest Service, The Canadian Forestry Association, The Grand River Conservation Foundation, and other international organizations. Tree species and planting locations are determined by these agencies, based on the greatest need in that region.

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