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A lover of life and the beauty of trees, Ann Mayle combined these passions to create the Tree Hugger®! Our tree markers are an environmentally better way to preserve a memory and to offer sympathy gifts. As a high school student, Ann lost four close friends in a car accident. This incident inspired her to find a way to memorialize their lives in a beautiful, sustainable fashion. Working with arborists and metallurgists, Ann developed the Tree Hugger®. These tree huggers have come to be known as tree markers that “hug” a tree and grows as the tree grows. The first Tree Hugger® was dedicated in 2000. Recognized for it’s unique and friendly design, people have since dedicated trees to loved ones, celebrated weddings, new homes, births, graduations and friendships.
How do you create a tree marker? You can dedicate a tree, attach a tree marker, hang a personalized Wind Chime or dedicate an engraved memorial plaque that will gently hug the tree. Its time to dedicate a Tree memorial, memorial tree gift, or engraved memorial plaque! Don’t forget we also offer personalized wind chimes, memorial wind chimes or memorial tree plaques that all make tremendous sympathy gifts!
It even caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey and was recommended in Oprah Magazine on the coveted “The O List!”
It’s Ann’s great honor to become the official supplier of memorial plaques for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.