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Will Trees as your Legacy

So many people wonder as they get older, what difference did I make, will I be remembered, what are the things that I made happen, what are the things that happened to me, how can I help my family when I am gone, how can I ensure that the family will be proud of what I have done, these, and so many more questions. Planting a tree leaves lasting gift for generations to come, plant a forest and save the planet too.

Loving trees

A Cuban philosopher said that everyone ought to do 3 things before they die: “Plant a tree, write a book, have a child.” He said…I have planted a number of trees in my life, so at age 72, I better get busy on the other two.

Tree on a book to symbolise how to will trees
Tree on a book to symbolise how to will trees

Many older people have contacted Irish Trees and enquired about how they might organize tree planting either before or after their demise.

Some have even asked about how you go about leaving money to plant trees / Will Trees, after they are gone.

It isn’t complicated. In your Will, simply state, that you want to Will Trees, and state how much you want to allocate to tree planting, and ideally where you want to plant the trees ( eg- Ireland) that they be a particular species, or perhaps a mix of e.g. native Irish trees.

Think about adding Tree planting as a legacy in your will – whatever the loaction – every tree makes a difference

To make it easier for your Executor, perhaps you can research who you would like to do this, on your behalf, in your chosen location – In Ireland we can help plant trees in our rewilding location at Dunsany Castle and Estate where 750 acres are gradually being rewilded to nature, and all the creations and plants that need that protection and habitat are thriving.

Rewilding with irish trees at Dunsany Castle and Estate
Rewilding with irish trees at Dunsany Castle and Estate

If I can help and perhaps discuss your thoughts and wishes or simply offer advice, just contact me – email bob@irishtrees.ie

We plan on planting thousands of native Irish trees across the fields to join the woods back together and build naturally wild habitat

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