Memorial, Grief & Green Burial Links

Trees for a Change was founded to help people celebrate the lives of loved ones and special occasions in a unique green way that lasts forever. Our memorial tree gifts quickly became some of our best selling, and over the years, we've helped thousands of people dedicate trees to the memory of their departed friends, family members and pets.

During that time, we've seen firsthand how difficult it can be for people who are experiencing grief, and that's inspired us to do what we can to lend a hand and make the difficult time a little easier. Along the way, we've developed relationships with services, nonprofits and companies that can help people dealing with the death of a loved one in various ways. On this page, we share links to the websites of those organizations and retailers as a resource for people who have experienced a recent loss.

Grief

Grief is a natural part of the healing process following the death of a loved one or pet. While people experience grief differently, many people progress through a series of stages. Many people find that at some point during the grieving process, they need extra support, and there are a number of online resources out there that are committed to helping people deal with their emotions following a loss. Websites like 115 Grief Resources, Grief.com, and Grief Share are all committed to helping people work through grief. These sites and others like Grief Net, Journey of Hearts, and Grief Help Guide provide everything from informational articles to support groups to assistance finding local grief counselors. Bereaved Parents USA provides support for those who have lost a child. Heal Grief .Org provides many resources for dealing with grief in many situations and offers different memorialization options. Visit these pages to get the help you need.

Green Burials

No one likes to think about what happens to their bodies when they die. As a result, many of us are ill informed about the options that are available to us. For those who are concerned about the environment, the chemicals used during the embalming process can be concerning, as can the concrete vaults that are used for traditional burials. There are more eco friendly ways of laying a loved one to rest. Commonly known as green burials, these methods of internment respect both the deceased and the planet and are an ideal alternative to traditional embalming and burial. You can learn more about the process by visiting the Green Burials and Milton Fields Natural Burial Ground websites.

Memorials

Memorializing a loved one can help you cope with your feelings of loss. Trees for a Change offers one type of memorial, but there are other ways to celebrate the life of your family member, friend or pet as well. At Forever Missed you can set up a memorial website in honor of your loved one. If your loved one chose cremation or you have opted for cremation, you can visit KeyRidge Funeral Urns and UrnGarden for beautiful urns. For caskets and other funeral supplies visit Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America for great products. The Rosemary Company and My Forever Child offer unique memorial items to honor adults, children and pets who have passed on, while Bronze Markers and Plaques sells beautiful keepsakes that can be placed in a home or outdoors in remembrance of someone who has passed on. Inspirational Sympathy Gifts.com offers beautiful and unique, personalized and inspirational sympathy gifts for family, friends and co-workers.

Our 9/11 Memorial Grove pays tribute to the lives lost on that horrible day.