Living Memorial

Living Memorial

In order to help commemorate a loved one’s life, we will plant a living memorial that could stand for hundreds of years! Sometimes called a Sympathy Tree, it will be planted near our secluded Scattering Garden in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 

Plant a Living Memorial

Planting a tree or shrub in memory of someone can be a special way to honor him or her; your Memory Tree/Shrub will serve as a beautiful remembrance of their life.

Memorial Tree

The ashes will be placed around the base of the tree, a scattering process known as ringing. Fresh mulch will blanket the ashes and display your loved one’s beautifully engraved memorial stone.

River Rock Memorial Stone

Choose Your Option

Evergreen Tree

Decorative Shrub

Together Forever

Some questions commonly asked about Living Memorials:

Military & First Responder Discount

On behalf of a grateful family, Rest Ashured is pleased to provide a 50% discount for those whose loved one has served our great country (including prior military and first responders). 

In order to receive the Condolence Code necessary for the discount, we request the appropriate documentation verifying the person’s service.  This could be a copy of their discharge form, ID card, certificate, etc.  If these are not available, please give us a call to discuss other forms of verification.

This discount does not apply to burial at sea.

Follow These Five Simple Steps:


Pick a scattering service.


Watch for a package from us with all necessary packing materials.


Ship the package to us.


Receive a Certificate of Release.


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