A Very Special Earth Day

 

Today we celebrated a very special Earth Day. With a slight chill in the air and the sun shining bright, a group of residents and employees gathered for a touching ceremony to dedicate a tree in memory of those we lost this past year to COVID-19.

 

A tree is a symbol of life and hope. By planting this memorial tree, it provides a special connection to the beloved we lost. We will have the opportunity to remember this connection as we experience the reward of watching the tree grow and flourish each year. There will be beautiful creamy-white blooms with a captivating fragrance from spring through early summer, rich green foliage that shimmers and dances in the early autumn breeze, and a lustrous darkened red bark contrasting against crisp white snow throughout the winter.

 

In planting a tree, you are giving the gift of life back to the earth. This Ivory Silk will offer nourishment to butterflies, hummingbirds and insect pollinators; remove carbon dioxide from the air and in return provide oxygen; conserve water and preserve soil; and so much more.

 

A beautiful reminder of life… a lasting legacy for generations to come.