The Mia Taylor Foundation plants memorial trees in honor and remembrance of Nebraska children* who have passed away.
A memorial tree, also called a living tribute, remembrance tree or sympathy tree that grows for generations to come.
Why do people plant memorial trees?
1. A tree planted in someone's memory is a living tribute that benefits present and future generations, and is perhaps the most fitting memorial gift of all.
2. A memorial tree can refer to a tree planted in someone's honor or memory in a place of significance to them or their family.
3. As one life ends, something new grows from it. Planting trees lets you express your sympathy and condolences in a unique and spiritual way, and your gift of trees will endure and grow stronger, blossoming with life, year after year, for generations to come.
4. For some, a memory tree is viewed as the ultimate gift that contributes to a healthier environment for all. Trees play a critical role in our environment including tree replacement due to disease, storms and the natural life cycle of trees.
Regardless of one's personal reason(s) for planting a memorial tree, it is a lasting legacy and living tribute to a loved one or someone special. The Mia Taylor Foundation plants memorial trees in honor and remembrance of Nebraska children who have passed away well before their time.
If you are interested in sharing information about a child or family who might be interested in a memorial tree, learning more, or donating please contact us at the information listed below.
*As a general rule, The Mia Taylor Foundation considers Nebraska children** through their 21st year, at the time of their passing.
**Nebraska Children are referred to as any child who was born or resided in the State of Nebraska
The original Memorial Tree Program began in 1914 and continued into the post-war years. The program planted Oak trees around the world to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers during The Great War (Also known as World War I or the First World War -- July 28. 1914 – November 11, 1918) .
On August 29, 1914, just months after the outbreak of what would come to be known as “The Great War,” a memorial group in Adelaide, Australia planted an English Oak in the city's Creswell Gardens. This is recognized as the first “memorial tree” dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives serving in World War I.