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The Woodland Trust: Policy on Scattering Ashes


The Woodland Trust is a Charity that aims to enable the creation of more native woods and places rich in trees; protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future and inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees. They have a significant estate across the country.

In order to protect our most vulnerable sites they have to look at requests to scatter ashes on a site-by-site basis, and to contact our team to find out if they can scatter ashes on the site they have in mind.

To find out if a particular Woodland Trust site falls under any of these classifications you can contact our support services team on 0330 333 3300 or enquiries@woodlandtrust.org.uk

They have a bewildering list of exclusions (so best to contact them):

  • Ancient Woodland Site
  • Ancient Semi-natural Woodland
  • Areas of Special Scientific Interest
  • Candidate Special Area of Conservation
  • Conservation area
  • County Archaeological Site
  • County Wildlife Site
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Long Established Woodland of Plantation Origin
  • National Nature Reserve
  • Planted Ancient Woodland Site
  • Proposed area of Special Scientific Interest
  • Proposed Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Ramsar Site
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance
  • Site of Special Interest
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Special Protection area
  • World Heritage Site
  • Local Wildlife site

2 thoughts on “The Woodland Trust: Policy on Scattering Ashes

  1. Reply
    Sue Glithero - 5th August 2018

    What sites do you have In Derbyshire where ashes can be scattered?

    1. Reply
      Richard Martin - 6th August 2018

      Dear Sue
      You would need to check with the woodland trust directly – https://scattering-ashes.co.uk/places/dedication-woodland-trust/

      I hope this helps
      Kind regards

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