Tree blessing.

This strong, warmed-from-within group gathered to plant and bless this sapling in Germantown on a blustery, damp day.

Germantown tree tenders next to their just-planted tree.

Following the work of planting, the group blessed the tree, and with those blessings recalled blessings by other trees they had known.

Each person spoke an appreciation of a tree they had known and loved, and the group responded, together:

Grow straight.
Grow strong.
Give shade.
Share life.

Thank you, Tree Tenders of Germantown!

When your group plants, waters, weeds, or otherwise cares for a tree, we hope you’ll use this blessing led by Rev. Alison Cornish. Share some of your stories and photos with us, and help jog other people’s memories of trees they have known and loved.