Bthumb_DSC_0799_1024aue participated in Earth Day, by giving back to mother nature.  On the afternoon of Friday, April 22, we planted  burr oak trees in our Garden of Devotion at St. Charles Memorial Gardens.


We chose to plant trees because of the many benefits they offer us and our environment for years to come. As a tree is planted into the ground it begins to produce oxygen for better air quality, and its roots help to prevent soil erosion.


Even more, trees offer shade, and act as a calming place.  When visiting St. Charles Memorial Gardens, the landscape, lake and abundant trees provide hope and a serenity to those who may be experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one. Sitting underneath a tree, allowing yourself to think of memories of someone who has died may help you to heal.




thumb_DSC_0752_1024Pictured (left to right) 4th Generation Vice Preseident, John Baue-Devaney, and his son, Jaxon Devaney, Greg Fuller, St. Charles Memorial Gardens’ Groundsmen, Brad Vickers, and our grief therapy puppy in training, Teddy)


Help to make our Earth a more environmentally friendly place to live.  How will you participate in Earth Day today? Tell us in the comment section below.







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