The Oliver Family Reports
Describe what to do with your body when you die.
When I'm dead you'll need to take my ashes back to Vermont. I did want you to take my body there with you but I recently read in a mystery story that "A human body starts to decompose four minutes after death. Once the encapsulation of life, it now undergoes its final metamorphases. (Soon) the muscle protein has broken down, producing a potent chemical brew. Lethal to vegitation..."
These sculptures show you what I was describing to you but now your options for using a sapling or a larger tree are now more of a "sure thing" since I won't be killing the sapling from below.
I see this tree growing on the edge of a forest line, southern exposure.
The idea is to encircle the tree with an iron hoop with a brass plaque hanging from it. The hoop should be big enough for the tree to grow in it and raise the hoop with its plaque up to eye height some decades down the road. Mark Kurts could advise you on the type of tree and size of hoop.
I'd like the plaque to read:
"This tree is the remains of Michael Oliver
b: July 6th, 1959