Irish Trees Planting forests

Memorial Trees

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We have partnered with the Irish Hospice Foundation, Lauralynn and Feileacain and will make a charity donation on your behalf.

If you are looking to celebrate any event in a thoughtful way, why not do something that is slightly different and unexpected, but also very meaningful and heartfelt. Go beyond the typical, trivial gifts which are all too fleeting and forgettable and give them something that will make a lasting impression, something unlike anything else. Planting a native Irish tree in honour of someone dear to you is a powerful and poignant gesture that will not be forgotten.

Planting a tree in someone’s name is the perfect present. The planting of a tree to celebrate an occasion is an incredibly unique and thoughtful gift that will be more appreciated with every passing year. If we don’t have the occasion already developed, just send an email to bob@irishtrees.ie and we can design a planting Certificate just for the occasion you have in mind.


Details printed on your memorial planting certificate:

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Purchased by - Friend/Family/Colleague

Default: ''Planted in loving memory. . .''

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What happens when you purchase our trees?

When you place your order to plant a tree you can choose the type of tree you wish to have planted from a selection of eight native Irish trees. All the trees are planted on 10 acres of beautiful, picturesque 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 by 1.5 million wildflowers and pollinated by our 10,000 bees. Once the tree has been planted, it will be lovingly and expertly watered and tended to by our caretakers who will ensure it grows to be strong, healthy and long-lasting.

Your Questions Answered

Why should I plant a memorial tree or remembrance tree?

A memorial tree or a remembrance tree is a lasting, physical tribute to the life of a loved one. Planting a tree in memory of someone is a beautiful and poignant means of honouring and preserving their legacy. Many people describe it as a very healing and cathartic experience.

You can donate a tree for other reasons as well. You can plant a remembrance tree to honour the memory of a pet that has passed. You can plant a memorial tree to commemorate a special event, such as a wedding, birth or anniversary, or to mark a significant time or period in a person’s life.

If you would like to learn more about the reasons for planting a memorial tree, please click here.

Can I visit my tree?

Private visits can be arranged by appointment.

Generally, we try to meet families on Saturday mornings and this can be arranged. Get in touch by phone or email.

Mobile: +353862558531
Office: +35315645070
Toll-Free US/Canada: 18005796858

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.

Our memorial trees are planted in a particular area of the woodland.

We plant trees in memory and in celebration. If you have an occasion in mind that you cannot find here on our website, please reach out and get in touch.

We plant trees in an area where human traffic is close to zero, other than planting and woodland maintenance. This is so that trees have a better chance to take root and prosper, yielding a greater benefit to all.

Our Rationale explained. The Trees are planted on Lakeside land on a working farm. We would love it to be an open park or amenity, but all visits need to be by appointment and guided.

Why only by appointment?

Our simple philosophy is to create a native and natural woodland, leave the trees to grow undisturbed, as much as possible, but we plant, stake, water, weed, and feed as they establish.

We also plant flowering bulbs and wildflowers. The trees and land are set aside forever and never harvested.

Our proposition is to provide people with an affordable, thoughtful gesture that is significantly more enduring than just a card of flowers while contributing to the environment.

To offer an open park/woodland the pricing would need to then reflect the costs associated with Public Liability Insurance (and for that a full-time attendant), Local authority Rates, hard paths, car parks, toilet blocks etc. You can probably imagine, these considerations would significantly increase what we would need to price per tree, and that would make our proposition unaffordable for too many.

We are regularly, if not daily, contacted by recipients of Tree Planting Certificates, who deeply appreciate what has been arranged for them, particularly the thoughtfulness of the act, and they contact us to reaffirm what we do and that it does make a difference..

We do hope you understand our rationale ( ie. we are not being awkward) and hope we have given you enough information to help you make a decision.

What are the types of trees you have on offer for planting a memorial tree?

All the trees we plant are native Irish trees. You can choose from the following:

  • Common Oak Tree
  • Hazel Tree
  • Rowan Mountain Ash
  • Holly Tree
  • Alder Tree
  • Crab Apple Tree
  • Sycamore Tree

If you would like to learn more about the trees we plant and the native trees of Ireland, please click here.

How do I know what to write in a sympathy card or condolence message?

It is always very difficult to write a sympathy card or condolence message. However, we can offer some simple tips and advice to help make it a bit easier for you.

It is best to keep sympathy messages relatively short and simple. This can help ensure that your message seems heartfelt and honest. Your condolence message doesn’t have to be grammatically perfect or particularly poetic, as long as it is sincere and genuine. Don’t spend too long trying to get the words exactly right.

It can be helpful to share your own experiences with grief as this can demonstrate empathy as well as sympathy. If you knew the deceased personally, you can share fond memories of them. Illustrate how they made a positive impact on you, express gratitude for having known them and highlight their good qualities. Finally, try to avoid the use of cliches and platitudes so you don’t appear insincere or uncaring.

If you would like to know more about what to write in a sympathy card or condolence message, please click here.

How do I make sense of my grief or the grief of a loved one?

The grieving process is a perfectly normal and natural response to a loss. Grieving is a deeply intimate and individualised experience for us all. Everyone mourns differently and there is really no wrong or right way to grieve.

If you would like to learn more about grief, please click here. This article can give a deeper insight into the grieving process. It can also inform you on the theory of the stages of grief. While this should not be used as a guide or manual for your own grief, it can help give your grieving process some clarity and context. Recognising and identifying the complex or confusing emotions you may be feeling can be the first step to resolving them.

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