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Healing Trees FUSION Foundation“The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man”.

— J. Sterling Morton


Kevin Casey Memorial Tree Fund

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Kevin Casey Memorial Tree Fund


The Kevin Casey Memorial Tree Fund has been established to provide friends and community members with an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Kevin Casey for many generations to come. The type of tree and location will be determined by the family at the appropriate time and the planting of the tree(s) will be in accordance to best weather conditions.

For additional information on the life of Kevin.

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Heal Our Communities ~ Offer Remembrance ~ Celebrate Life

Healing Trees The FUSION Foundation plant treesTrees are magnificent creatures that grace us with their flowers, fruit, shade or beauty in our front yards, around the corner in neighborhood parks, in majestic forests and desolate deserts. Wherever they live, they thrive and stay alive longer than humans. Trees represent living life forces and they share a special place in our lives. Healing Trees was created to provide both a source for healing in our communities as living memorials to offer remembrance and celebrate life after the passing of a loved one.

Many cultures throughout the world have created enduring bonds with trees as powerful symbols. There are family trees and the trees of life. Trees symbolize growth, while providing constant examples of being grounded by reaching down to the depths of the Earth with their roots, of being flexible, of demonstrating grace, protection, sustenance and beauty – all while reaching to the heavens at the same time. Individual trees are recognized as being sacred by many Native Americans from their use as calendar sticks to totem poles. Trees provide us with a physical timeline for the life and a living natural legacy for generations to come. They represent visual histories, ancestry or mythological events.

At a time of personal loss, our human instinct is to respond with grace, to provide sustenance for the grieving. Planting of a tree is a wonderful gift of life.




Healing Trees - Together We Thrive

As we launch this project on the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy's inaugural address, many of us who are 50ish and are working on the Healing Trees project remember JFK's call to action to “Ask what you can do for your country.” Many of us were inspired by the Kennedys to participate in government. When Congresswoman "Gabby" Giffords was shot and six people died and 12 others were injured, we knew we had to stand up for something.

We want to honor those who lost their lives, those who were injured and their loved ones by planting trees as living memorials throughout Arizona and beyond. Let us all take a stand to honor those who gathered for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s "Congress on Your Corner" on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Let us provide living trees that will stand tall and proud in Arizona for many, many years to come.

The FUSION Foundation and the Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC) have joined resources to plant trees throughout our communities beginning on February  14th, which is Arizona's 99th birthday, as an ongoing act of love and support to work together as instruments of peace, compassion and healing in our communities.

Healing Trees will be ongoing throughout the year and will function as the ACTC commemorative tree planting program


The FUSION Foundation brings together individuals and organizations to make positive community change with local action with a global vision. We strive to educate and empower organizations, individuals and communities about one another. We provide programs that awaken new perspectives and experiences that promote true community involvement through the development, application and principles of synergistic transformation and the basic framework of the 12-around-1 operating system.

The Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc. (ACTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and planting of trees, and promotes the education and exchange of information about trees and the essential role they play in the well being of all Arizona communities. The Council is composed of representatives from individual Arizona counties, tribal communities, government agencies, professional organizations and other individuals who have a statewide interest in the Council’s mission.


Healing Trees: We are coordinating a collective tree planting to create tangible, visible acts of support that offer a generational, transformative healing process.


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