Out of sadness, comes the dawn……In 1976, a car accident claimed the life of 4 close friends of mine. I wanted to find a way to memorialize their lives in a beautiful, sustainable manner. It started with a sketch on a cocktail napkin & discussing with my friends and family. Then I reached out to local University and worked with Arborists and Metallurgists to develop the Tree Hugger tm. Our tension spring wraps around the tree so as the tree grows, the spring opens and hugs the tree in a safe & gentle manner!