Each year at this time we are planting trees at Sun Rising. This year, over 60 memorial trees are being planted in memory of loved ones buried or remembered at Sun Rising, the majority being planted on graves. For many of the trees planted, family and friends come along, and either help with the planting or watch one of our team doing the work.
This year we have also planted almost three hundred saplings, both trees and shrubs, to extend the hedgerows along the lane and down the southern boundary. For this, some two dozen volunteers came in to help with the planting.
The sense of community engendered at these events is wonderful. Every person has a loved one buried or remembered at the Sun Rising, or works alongside us as caring professionals who also understand grief. Over the coming years, it will be lovely to watch the little saplings grow.
Thank you to all the volunteers!