It’s National Tree Week! – 01-12-14

We all seem to forget how important trees are to the ‘cycle of life’.  As the old adage says, “Young Men Cut Trees Down, Old Men Plant Them”! Respect Green Burial Park have now planted more than 1,500 trees, many as memorial trees for their 250 customers most of whom chose their memorial trees to be flowering cherry trees & apple blossom which look set to generate up to 9 times the usual terpenes, the chemicals that give them their scent.  If predictions are correct this winter looks to be the third warmest since records began in 2010 meaning these flowering trees look set to give off wonderful aromas this coming year, a rare and positive thing out of climate change however, we need as a nation to plant many more trees and what better way than to honour your lost loved ones than with a memorial tree.

As part of the National Tree Week Respect Green Burial Parks are hosting a Candle light Vigil on Sunday the 14th of December where families and friends of the 80 deceased who have already been laid to rest at Respect can attend a short memorial service and every resting place will have a lantern placed upon each grave.  Alison Finch the Sextant at Respect Green Burial Park explained that last year 68 people attended and this year the confirmed numbers are well in excess of that.  We welcome all the families, children and their pets too. Many of the 250 who have pre booked their resting places have also stated they will attend.