Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, honoring an outstanding accomplishment, or memorializing a loved one who has passed, by planting or gifting a Legacy Tree™ you will not only be providing a lasting memory, you will be beautifying your community at the same time. Trees truly make our world a better place! Here at Spring Grove Nursery we want to help you plant a living legacy for generations to come.
Expert Advice & Selection
We pride ourselves in having the knowledge and expertise to grow and help you select a specimen tree. We have a whole blog post dedicated to selecting the perfect Legacy Tree™, and we would be more than happy to help consult on the species and planting location with you. You’re invited to schedule a time to come out to our farm to hand-select your Legacy Tree™ from our sales yard!
Legacy Tree Certificate
Each Legacy Tree™ comes with a customized certificate including the name of the tree and a personalized message for the recipient or their family. Whether you are gifting a tree, purchasing a gift certificate, or are planting a tree somewhere you might not always see it such as a cemetery or park, the certificate is a nice physical reminder of your Legacy Tree™.
If you are looking to commemorate your Legacy Tree™ with a custom plaque, Plaque Maker is a website recommended to us by the Seneca Parks Department. We have been working with the Seneca Parks Department over these last few years to help design and create a new park in town. Each tree in Graves Park is a Legacy Tree™ that has a plaque dedicated to who the tree is for. If you’re ever over in Seneca we recommend checking out this new park! It has an accessible walking path, picnic pavilion, new playground equipment, and multiple sports fields. And, you can check out the growing forest of Legacy Trees!
Memorial Artisan Suncatcher
In addition to a certificate with your Legacy Tree™, Memorial Trees come with a custom, handmade sun catcher made by local artisan Margaret Wherry of AM Creations. We first met Margaret at the 3 French Hen’s Country Market in downtown Morris over the summer and we were drawn to the beautiful suncatchers, candles, earrings, and soaps at her stand! After running into her a few more times at some other local festivals and markets we had the idea to partner with her in creating a beautiful piece of art to include with Memorial Trees. We have really enjoyed getting to know her better and love that she draws inspiration from nature and the environment. We instantly connected and are excited to see where this partnership grows!
To keep up with her artwork and see what local market she’s at next follow @amcreations2019 on Instagram and Facebook! And check out her own market she co-founded this year – the Homegrown Artisans Market in Sandwich, IL on August 26 and September 23!
Memorial Service Readings & Flow
Planting a Legacy Tree™ is one way you can honor and memorialize a loved one. Whether you want to plant the Legacy Tree™ at the graveside funeral service, hold a more structured memorial service at a later time and place, or simply gather with family and friends to plant a tree together and say a poem, we have put together a few different resources and examples for how that might look. You can check out this blog post for more inspiration and ideas.
By planting a Legacy Tree™ you are committing to a living legacy in celebration, honor, or memory of a loved one. We are so grateful to be a part of the important moments in people’s lives and truly believe that trees bring us together and make our communities stronger. Thank you for allowing us to participate in life’s big moments with you and we look forward to watching your legacy grow for generations to come!
Here are some helpful resources about our Legacy Tree™ Program:
- Legacy Trees at SGN
- Legacy Trees – Memories to Last a Lifetime
- Selecting your Legacy Tree™ – how to get started
- Legacy Tree™ Memorial Service Ideas – flow of service, readings, memorial service ideas
- Legacy Tree™ Memorial Service Readings PDF
- Legacy Tree™ Package – A Timeless Treasure – what is included in your Legacy Tree™ Package
- Legacy Tree™ Program – Wholesale Package – customized program for Park Districts, Cities, Cemeteries, Schools, and Funeral Homes