Whitaker Funeral Home renews membership in a program that has planted 3,933 trees in the state.
The funeral home of Newberry and Chapin have renewed their affiliation with Lofty Oaks Association, a New Hampshire organization dedicated to reforestation and conservation efforts in the state.
The firms arrange to have a tree planted for each service that the perform to provide a living memorial in honor of the deceased and to renew the forest life of South Carolina.
The memorial trees are planted in the spring and fall. This program is part of a large endeavor to restore the landscape with the eternal beauty of living trees.
After each service, close family members and friends are informed that the memorial tree has been arranged for by R. Doggett Whitaker of the Whitaker Funeral Home.
When the tree has been planted, the designated people will receive a certificate of planting suitable for framing and keeping in the family’s history.