Ploërdut Forest, France

Tree of remembrance in memory of a loved one

Planting a memorial tree in memory of the death of a loved one is a symbolic and poetic gesture.

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Ploërdut Forest, France

Planting a memorial tree in memory of the death of a loved one is a symbolic and poetic gesture.

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The memorial tree, a strong place of meditation

CO2
A symbolic gesture

...Because it outlives us and bears life in abundance

biodiversity
A living monument

...Where the relatives of the deceased can come and pay their respects

timber
An ecological gesture

...Forests allow life on Earth to continue, over time and in good conditions.

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Why plant a tree in his name

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By offering a tree to the loved ones of the missing person, which will be planted in one of our forests, you have the opportunity to name it. This way, the tree you choose will bear the name of their loved one. That the tree bears the name of the deceased is a way of connecting him or her to the living world and of signifying that their memory lives on not only through their loved ones and all those they knew, but also in the roots of a tree, in its sap, its branches and its foliage. When you hear his crown rustling under the caress of the wind, it is the murmur of his past life that will come back to touch your heart.

Planting a tree
Symbolic

Choosing a tree that looks like it

Since the symbolism of the trees is so powerful, you will want to offer a tree that looks like the disappeared being. This tree will be planted in one of our forests where it will be next to other specimens of the same or another species, which may be gift trees for births, weddings or wedding anniversaries, forming a circle of life and as a great garden of remembrance, where memories mingle like trees, giving existence on Earth all its meaning in the diversity of ages, memories and beings.

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Oak

Thus you will plant an oak tree for a vigorous, strong and incorruptible deceased. The robustness of this species is both mental and physical, it is the tree of life par excellence, the tree of strength and prosperity.

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Thuja

Cypress, like thuja, is famous for its strength and longevity. He is the tree of the subterranean regions, but also the tree with evergreen leaves which raises its top straight towards the sky as if seeking to pierce it.

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Poplar

Cypress, like thuja, is famous for its strength and longevity. He is the tree of the subterranean regions, but also the tree with evergreen leaves which raises its top straight towards the sky as if seeking to pierce it.

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Chestnut

The chestnut is a tree symbolizing truth, vigor, generosity and justice, which the Celts compared to an incorruptible warrior. For them, it symbolized the inflexibility of heavenly and earthly laws, the justice of gods and men.

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Beech

Beech is a symbol of confidence, patience and gentleness, strong vitality tempered by refinement, femininity and joy. It has often been associated with the mother goddess, symbolizing female knowledge. Beech blossoms denote prosperity and success in society.

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Spruce

The spruce symbolizes birth, the impulse of life, the primacy of becoming over the workbench. It is the tree of creativity, perfectly suited to artists.

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Larch

The larch is a symbol of immortality, its sapwood passing to be insensitive to flames and protecting against fires. Among the Siberian peoples, it thus plays the role of Tree of the world.

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Oak

Thus you will plant an oak tree for a vigorous, strong and incorruptible deceased. The robustness of this species is both mental and physical, it is the tree of life par excellence, the tree of strength and prosperity.

Découvrir
arbre du souvenir

Thuja

Cypress, like thuja, is famous for its strength and longevity. He is the tree of the subterranean regions, but also the tree with evergreen leaves which raises its top straight towards the sky as if seeking to pierce it.

Découvrir
arbre du souvenir

Poplar

Cypress, like thuja, is famous for its strength and longevity. He is the tree of the subterranean regions, but also the tree with evergreen leaves which raises its top straight towards the sky as if seeking to pierce it.

Découvrir
arbre du souvenir

Chestnut

The chestnut is a tree symbolizing truth, vigor, generosity and justice, which the Celts compared to an incorruptible warrior. For them, it symbolized the inflexibility of heavenly and earthly laws, the justice of gods and men.

Découvrir
arbre du souvenir

Beech

Beech is a symbol of confidence, patience and gentleness, strong vitality tempered by refinement, femininity and joy. It has often been associated with the mother goddess, symbolizing female knowledge. Beech blossoms denote prosperity and success in society.

arbre du souvenir

Spruce

The spruce symbolizes birth, the impulse of life, the primacy of becoming over the workbench. It is the tree of creativity, perfectly suited to artists.

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arbre du souvenir

Larch

The larch is a symbol of immortality, its sapwood passing to be insensitive to flames and protecting against fires. Among the Siberian peoples, it thus plays the role of Tree of the world.

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Our selection of trees

EcoTree

My dear friends, when I die,
Plant a willow in the cemetery.
I love its weeping foliage;
Pallor is sweet and dear to me,
And his shadow will be light
To the land where I will sleep.

EcoTree

Alfred de Musset

Lanrivain Forest, France
Culture

Trees of the deceased in cultivation

Coagou EcoTree
Lanrivain Forest, France

Many peoples have used this custom of planting trees for their dead. This was for example the case of the inhabitants of the island of Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka.

As for the Greeks, Romans and Celts, from whom we have inherited customs and culture, they frequently associated trees with deities. Ovid's Metamorphoses are full of those tales of heroes and heroines who survived in death bearing fruit in the form of a tree forever. Daphne thus changes into laurel, Myrrha into myrrh, before giving birth to Adonis through a slit in her bark. In all these ancient myths, as well as in religions, death is only a passage to another form of life. Thus with the tree whose stay in the earth, in the form of a seed, precedes the hatching and a new birth, in an uninterrupted cycle of life.
The Greeks and the Latins had also dedicated trees to their gods. The alder was for them the tree of the dead dedicated to Cronos, the oak the tree of Jupiter, the spruce tree of Artemis, the fig tree, that of Dionysus and the ash tree of Poseidon.
And closer to us, the myth of Tristan and Iseut reactivates this relationship between death and the tree, a symbol of life which continues beyond appearances. It is thus said that their love survived them in the intertwined branches of two trees planted on either side of a chapel.

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