Memory Tree “Together Forever” Preplanning


Rest Ashured provides a special way for a devoted couple to symbolize their love, even when planning their final resting place. By selecting the Together Forever Preplanning option you can rest, knowing your earthly bonds will not be unbroken.  Once we have received both sets of ashes from the family, we reverently scatter them together at the base of an evergreen or deciduous tree (your choice).  Then, after a fresh layer of mulch is lain to blanket the ashes, a personalized stone is set atop to memorialize the beloved couple’s lives.


In order to help commemorate a loved one’s life, we will plant a Memory Tree to serve as a living tribute 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.  You may choose an evergreen or deciduous tree.

Plant a Tree in Memory

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

We will respectfully scatter the ashes during the planting process, and place an engraved and personalize memorial stone beneath his or her Memory Tree. A Memory Tree can also be planted without the ashes of a loved one.  For some families, they simply want a living memorial to stand for their loved one.  And we will place a memory stone below, to serve as a testament to the family’s love and reverence.

The Process

If you choose to reserve a memorial tree with ash scattering, our process follows a few simple steps.

  1. Book this service with us. We’ll keep it in our records. Also, we’ll give you information to store with your important end-of-life documents.
  2. When both sets of ashes are ready, your designated person will contact us.
  3. We’ll ship a package to them with all of the necessary packing materials. This also includes instructions for packing and shipping.
  4. Your designated person will ship the package to us, following the instructions
  5. Once we receive the package, we will scatter both ashes together with a memorial tree.
  6. Upon release, we’ll send a certificate of release back with the date of release and the exact location of your tree.

You can Rest Ashured knowing your final wishes have been planned and recorded.