Living Memorial Program

Growing the Legacy of a Life Well Lived

The Living Memorial Program provides living, lasting tributes to cherished people who have made our lives better and fuller.  These live oak living memorials help carry on the legacies of the ones we honor while conserving the incomparable beauty of our coastal plains for future generations.


Live oaks purchased and planted through the program transform our respect, love and treasured memories into graceful, enduring testaments to special people who have guided, protected, encouraged and loved us.   Living memorials celebrate special lives significant to us and help sustain the sense of place that stays with us no matter where our journey leads.

Consider the gift of a live oak in honor or in memory of someone who has made a difference for you and help nature’s gifts grow for future generations to enjoy.

Trees are $100 each which provides for the purchase of the young tree, planting, and preparation.    These one-gallon trees will be planted during the prime planting season  on one of the Land Trust properties or on a land parcel of your choice.  Planting can be scheduled around your schedule if you and your family would like to attend.  If you do not attend, the Land Trust will send you an e-mail with a photo of the tree once it is planted.

For more information, please contact our office at 228-435-9191.

This program is a part of the Hancock Bank Perseverance Oaks Initiative.