Memorial Tree for Ashes
There is something special about memorialising a loved one with a tree – a continuation of life. In fact in a recent survey, 30% of us want to ‘become’ a tree when we die.
This beautiful symbolism works well but the tree needs to flourish, simply planting a tree with ashes doesn’t work very well.
- Life from life
- Some where to visit
- Something permanent in the landscape
- Something of natural beauty
- Strong, sturdy, elegant and changing
Living Memorial Soil
Don’t plant ashes directly with a tree – you could damage or even kill the tree. Ashes are high in alkaline and salts and this has a serious impact on the trees ability to grow and survive. This package contains a Living Memorial soil, this is a soil product that when mixed with ashes it will not only neutralise the negative impact of the ashes but will extract nutrients from the ashes and give them to the tree.
The package contains:
- Tree sapling in a pot 1-1.2m / 3-4ft *
- Living Memorial Soil
- Stake and ties
- Bio Guard
- Option to include a plaque
The price includes: VAT and P&P
*We may be able supply bigger trees if required
Memorial Tree for Ashes
The Wild Cherry: The wild cherry displays a mass of white flowers, followed by its familiar fruit – red cherries. It has oval leaves and red, papery bark that peels in horizontal bands.
Size – Can grow up to 30m tall
Symbolism – The wild cherry is thought to have had enigmatic qualities according to Highland folklore and in those days to come across a wild cherry tree was considered fortunate. Wild cherry folklore is also associated with the cuckoo. It was said that this bird cannot stop singing until it has eaten three good meals of cherries.
Where can I plant a memorial tree?
- You will need the landowners permission no matter whether you choose private or public land.
- Private land may not stay within the same ownership, and if the landowner changes visitation make be restricted or prevented
- Make sure the landscape and location are suitable – what will the size be when it is fully grown? Planting near a building may impact the foundations of the building
Planting a memorial tree
When to plant a memorial tree – Best time of Year
Site Preparation and Planting
- Mix the ashes with soil, the instructions are on the side of the tin, you can do this in advance.
- For best planting guidelines we refer you to the Royal Horticulture Society Guide to Planting Trees
- Aftercare for a tree, this guide is very useful – Tree Aftercare
Recording the Location:
- This can be done with a plaque
- Recording the location is important for current and future generations so record the scattering on the national database – Ashesregister.com