Khalid Shah from The Analyst talks with Salmaan Nasser, founder & Chief vision officer of The Forest of Memories on the topic of grief, as well as his initiative to create a tree with memorials for all those who passed away in the recent pandemic.
The Forest of Memories is a project started in the beginning of this pandemic with one goal: to remember people that we have lost due to the pandemic.
Memory trees is a way for people to remember their loved ones. It’s also an opportunity to plant forests in many parts of the world, such as England and Wales.
Planting a tree with memories attached helps people express their grief. In cases where the tree will be for future generations, it connects them to the person’s feelings of loss by weaving stories about them into the forest itself.
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