The Butterfly Baby Tree & €40 to Féileacáin


Planting a Butterfly Baby Tree as part of a stunning lakeside woodland is a lovely and meaningful way of remembering a baby who has been lost. This serene setting is the perfect place to plant a baby memorial gift tree to preserve and protect their memory.

By arranging the planting of a Butterfly Baby tree you will also be donating €40 to Féileacáin (Butterfly) - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland - SANDAI - A National charity.

A simple but powerful gesture, the tree planted will forever honour the immeasurable impact of their existence. A baby memorial gift can help bring comfort to a grieving parent or family as it continues to grow, slowly and steadily, for generations.


What happens when I order a 'Butterfly Baby' tree?

    1. You choose the tree type at CHECKOUT & the wording for the Planting Certificate at CHECKOUT.

    2. We confirm the order and wording by immediate email.

    3. A tree is planted and dedicated at the Lakeside Wood in Naul Co. Dublin

    4. We post the personalised Planting Certificate, to your chosen delivery address, and we email you a digital Certificate.

    5. We also post a hand made, handwritten Wildflower seeded Card from you, with the Certificate if required.

An official planting certificate with your personalised message will be emailed and then posted to you. This customised certificate can serve as a loving and gentle reminder of the unique and wonderful way you have chosen to memorialise your child.

5) Private visits can be arranged by appointment.

Generally we try to meet families on Saturday mornings and this can be arranged by calling or emailing, - contact details are on the Home page.

We would ask that a maximum of 8 people visit and that you give a week or two notice to make sure we are about and have slots for the particular weekend you have in mind.

The baby memorial gift tree will be specially planted in a butterfly-shaped area of the woodland. Soon to be comprised of hundreds of such trees, in time the giant butterfly shape will be visible from Google Earth Images.

Planting Process

All the trees are planted on our 10 acres of beautiful, peaceful, lakeside woodland located in North County Dublin, near the small village of Naul.

We plant three flowering bulbs for each Tree planted, and the c.2,000 tree woodland is surrounded with 1.5 million wildflowers and pollinated by our 10,000 bees.

The sentiment of your choice will be printed on the certificate.

You can have your own sentiment or perhaps be inspired by some of our suggestions - Click HERE to see them.

More about Féileacáin (Butterfly)-Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI - A National charity.

Offering support to those affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth. Féileacáin was formed by a group of bereaved parents to supporting families affected by perinatal loss.

Féileacáin is a volunteer led organisation and receives no funding from central government, relying instead on the support of the community and the families who avail of our services and their friends.

Registered as a charity in 2010 ( CHY – 19635).

We also provide trees for a number of other occasions such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays, and we can create a certificate for any other need or occasion.

Just ask by emailing us on bob@irishtree.ie

To learn more about Irish Trees and what we do, please follow our official Instagram account.


About the Artisan -

Irish Trees

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.