Whether you have been caring for that big tree in your yard since it was just a sapling or had grown attached to a full-grown tree that had lived a lifetime already, it can be hard to figure out a good way to memorialize a tree once it finally dies. Here are a few good ideas for what to do to memorialize a tree once it dies.
– Re-purposing. Once a tree is gone, it does not mean that its usefulness is over. You can use a tree’s dead branches and leaves as in-home decorations. Coat them in resin and make long-lasting decorations. Even smooth out a tree stump to make a beautiful coffee or end table.
– Carvings. A great way to remember & memorialize a fallen tree is to strip a large piece of it down and carve a remembrance or name into it. Just like with smaller decorations, you can spray or coat the wood in resin or certain types of chemicals in order to preserve the wood
– Planting a new tree. One of the easiest ways to memorialize an old tree is to plant a new one. Maybe the old tree had some real beauty & color to it that you want to recapture? Maybe you want to keep your yard looking full? No matter the reason, just make sure to not plant your tree in the exact same spot. You don’t want the same nutrient-depleted soil taking down your new tree as well.
– Mulch. A perfect way to re-purpose your dead tree is by converting it into woodchips & mulch for your existing trees & plants. Getting to watch your new plants bloom and grow above a bed of beautiful woodchips is a great, decorative way to add both a fresh look to your yard & pay tribute to a fallen tree.
Of course, if you need help moving, getting rid of, or mulching a fallen or dead tree in your yard, simply give us a call today.