Planting a Memory Tree

Flowers bloom then fade away…

But a tree, planted in memory of one we truly love,

Grows strong and tall like a legacy.


Planting a tree is a wonderful way to honor a cherished person in your life. Honoring the passing of a loved one by planting a tree is a beautiful gesture. It is a symbol of strength and endurance and a meaningful memorial that will benefit future generations. Remembering your loved one with a living tree is an act of love for them, their families, and our earth.


Due to damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms over the last few years, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Miami is launching a special campaign to replace the beautiful canopy that once graced our property.  Fifty sites are now available for Memorial Tree planting, all in special locations throughout the grounds.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to plant a tree in memory of a loved one or friend interred in one of our properties  or in memory of family buried in another state or country.  Each tree will be planted shortly after purchase, on your choice of available locations.  You can personalize your Memory Tree with a memorial stone which will be placed at the base of the tree, engraved with up to 3 lines in your own words. 

When you plant a tree in memory of a loved one, or to mark a special occasion, you contribute to a healthier environment and provide for future generations.  As the trees grow and prosper, so does the meaning of your gift.

Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can generate $31,250 of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water, and control $31,500 worth of soil erosion. Your trees will be silent sentinels, honorable monuments, and for decades to come, active participants in nature's plan.

Trees will become available beginning April 1, 2011.  We will plant the first commemorative tree will on Arbor Day – April 24, 2011.  Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. 


Prices, including memorial stone are:


Oak                    $300

Flowering           $400

Palm                    beginning at $200 (price varies by type and size)


Please contact a family counselor for further details.

Our Lady of Mercy                            305-592-0521

Our Lady Queen of Heaven                954-972-1234


Through the Catholic Cemeteries Memory Tree Program you will have the opportunity to commemorate your loved ones not only near their place of eternal rest, but also in our nation’s majestic forests. In cooperation with the Plant a Tree Program, for every Memory Tree purchased, the Catholic Cemeteries will make a contribution in the name of your loved one to have another tree planted in America’s forests.    You will receive a certificate signed by an official of the US Forest Service. The certificate (suitable for framing) recognizes the contribution to the Plant a Tree Program and has a space where the person's name is added

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