Living Legacy: From Grief to Growth

Living Legacy: From Grief to Growth Words by Georgina Reid . Images by Daniel Shipp | November 16, 2016 Warren Roberts’s best friend passed away 10 years ago. He didn’t cry at the funeral, and if you’d asked him how he was in the following years he would’ve told you he was fine. He [...]

Talking Trees, When I die, bury me

Friday 18 December 2015 10:39AM Tim Entwisle IMAGE: LANDSCAPE DESIGNER AND ONLINE EDITOR GEORGINA REID IN SYDNEY'S CAMPERDOWN MEMORIAL REST PARK. (TIM ENTWISLE) Trees can be a source of solace and stability in a sometimes hostile world. That's especially true in cemeteries, where our bodies can nourish the natural world after we die, providing [...]

Legacy Living on

23rd May 2016 Fiona O’Doherty & Emma Hastings Cremated remains used for Tree memorials People will soon be able to have their cremated remains turned into nutrients used to grow trees at cemeteries across Melbourne. In what is believed to be a world first, The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has introduced the Living Legacy [...]


May 19, 2016 in Tree news | Tags: Costa Georgiadis ambassador The Living Legacy program, Dr Mary Cole The Living Legacy program, Greenfleet offset program, human ashes to fertiliser, memorial trees, The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust Melbourne, The Living Legacy program, tree planting, tree to mark a death, Warren Roberts The Living Legacy program [...]

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“It gave us absolute peace”

-Dianne Rich

“All of our daughters were able to plant their own Legacy Trees in their own place to continue the presence of their late mother who was a passionate gardener”

-Andrew Troedel

“If I was going to be cremated, I would choose to be a lemon scented gum.”

Jacqui Weatherill, CEO Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

“My 15 year old god daughters planted the tree on Father’s day, a month after he passed away, and found  so much peace in the experience. 

Mishka King on behalf of the late William Francis Huff

“Some say: for the greater good of mankind, that’s not us, that’s generations to come”

Rob Gell, Environment advocate

“There is a very important connection between plants and people, if you’re planting a tree, it’s for the next generation, your not just planting it for yourself”

Tim Entwisle, Director Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens