Planting memories, Growing legacies
Honor the legacy of your loved one by participating in one of Batesville’s Tree Planting Programs. When you do, you make a lasting tribute to the memory of a life well lived.
Batesville is committed to strengthening communities through our mission of helping families honor the lives of those they love®. Our tree programs fulfill that mission with the planting of a seedling to symbolize the living legacy of a loved one.
Among the world’s largest private reforestation initiatives, Batesville’s tree programs help to re-establish destroyed woodlands, help provide shelter for wildlife and create a more sustainable world for future generations. These programs reflect Batesville’s commitment to a greener tomorrow.
In 1976, Batesville established the Living Memorial program. When a family selects a qualifying product, their funeral home may arrange to have a tree planted as a gift in memory of the loved one. Along with partnered forestry services, over 14.5 million saplings have been planted.About Living Memorial
Understanding that grief is not constrained by time, in 2023 the Living Memorial program branched out by allowing families to purchase memorial trees. Families often continue to honor their loved ones - sometimes on their birthdays, the anniversary of their passing or on holidays. For every purchase, Batesville will match you, tree for tree - and you can create a personalized keepsake e-certificate.Plant Memorial Trees
In 2020, Sympathy Trees sprouted forth as a way for family & friends to express their sympathy of deceased loved ones through the online obituaries of participating Funeral Home websites. Since that time, nearly 1.3 million trees have been planted.