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John - Nurturing Nature.

John, a 15th generation Farmer, has the soil of Ireland running through his veins. A true outdoorsman ( he calls himself Free Range!) and a man who holds huge value in Nature and the protection and development of the environment. Bob has planted 1000s of trees over his lifetime as a landscape gardener in his earlier years, as a landowner and in his role as founder of Irish Memorial trees and IrishTress.ie.

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Forester and Farmer - John

John has a deep love for the land and the nature that inhabits it, he rares many animals and birds as pets for his young family and loves nothing more than working and walking the land.

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Irish Trees – the ingredients are all native Irish in origin.

1 lake

10 acres

2,000 trees growing to 50,000

6,000 flowering bulbs

10,000 Honey bees

1.5 million wildflowers

All creating a wonderful and undisturbed habitat for wildlife including.

Dragon flies, butterflies, bees, ducks, swans, herons, bats, swallows.

Here is a sample of what some people who have dedicated a tree have said..

My parents were overwhelmed and loved the gesture. Knowing that my late Aunt and Uncle have been memorialised in this way has been incredibly healing for my parents. Can’t thank you enough for the service.

John Hyland Dublin

 

COVID restrictions in 2020 meant I couldn’t attend my Aunt’s funeral to support my mother. I desperately wanted to be able to DO something that would ease the pain and loss she was feeling. Planting a memorial oak tree was cathartic for both of us. Knowing my Aunt’s memory lives on is something I never thought would be so healing. Could not be happier with the service from Bob.

 

Sean H -Swords

 

It gives me great comfort to look at the certificate and think of the Rowan Tree that they both would love so very much

 

Yvonne M – Athlone

 

I absolutely love the Certificate. My mom and sister are as touched as I am! Thank you for sending the 2 extra copies for no extra cost as you know I was more than happy to pay more.  I will spread the word about what you guys are doing because it’s really something special!

Lisa B Arizona USA

That tree made my day. Both of my parents were cremated and have some kind of plaque in Glasnevin that I’ve never visited as I never thought of them as being there exactly. I now have a place, a picture and a symbol of life and renewal to associate them with. I know they’d like that.

Marcus F – Tipperary

 

Thank you so much. This is a wonderful service.

Bernie B – Galway

My sister is going to love this , there will be some tears falling , but also remembering the good times!

 

Pauline D – Dublin 8

I just received the Certificate and it is really, really lovely, thank you.

Quite emotional to receive the certificate actually!

Charley S – Wexford

 

A little more about our woodland plan and vision.

All trees are Native Irish species.

When planted when about 3-4.5 feet tall.

tree is originally grown from seeds, hand collected and nurtured from Woods across Ireland.

land has been well prepared, ploughed, and tilled so that roots can establish quickly – which encourages up to 5 times faster tree growth versus compacted soil.

We mix-plant a range of fruit, berry, seed, and nut-producing trees.

 

Every Tree means the planting of 3 bulbs of bluebell, snowdrop, and daffodil bulbs. All together creating habitat and food for insects and animals.

This is a forever woodland and gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come, should a tree ever be damaged it will be replaced.

Bob has reared his grown-up family in the Naul and John’s family has farmed the land around the Naul Village for more than 300 years.

CLICK HERE to see a Google Earth ‘fly-over’ of the location

CLICK HERE to see a satellite image of the woodland site

CLICK HERE to find out more on Native Irish trees and symbolism.

This is a forever woodland and will be gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come and should a tree be damaged eg. by storm, it will be replaced.

 

 

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There are few mature trees in Ireland, let alone of native species.

 

Including hedgerows, motorway plantations, and birch mono-cultures, less than 2% of the State is covered in native trees – under a fifth of our forest estate, itself the lowest in the EU at 10%.

 

Given the overwhelmingly positive role native hardwood trees play in flood control, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, water filtration, soil fertility security, and well-being, there are increasing calls to raise native afforestation rates. Irish Memorial trees will be a small contribution to this cause that will outlive us all.