Planting a tree on the grave of a recently deceased loved one is the ultimate environmentally friendly tribute. The tree will leave a beautiful growing legacy which will give to many future generations.
At Woodbrook we are creating a graveyard which will eventually become a piece of traditional Irish woodland, a sanctuary for our native flora and fauna. To achieve this families may have a tree planted on each grave. If you don’t want a tree planted you don’t have to have one. Families booking multiple side by side spaces can also choose to have only one tree planted instead of multiple of trees on different graves.
There are already a number of large ‘high canopy’ trees in the burial ground. These will need to be added to over the years in order the complete the high canopy. Meanwhile the trees planted will be coppiced to allow space for everyone to have this option.
Feeding the wildlife that is attracted to the grounds is important to us, as is looking after the pollinators. We also want to allow families the opportunity to under sow the graves with native wildflowers if they wish to.
The list of trees below have been chosen to achieve our goal whilst allowing families the opportunity to have this ultimate growing legacy. Note: for maintenance reasons avoid trees/shrubs which develop suckers.
List Of Trees
List of Flowers
Flowers / bulbs can be sown or planted on each individual grave at Woodbrook.
While compiling this list we have limited our selection to native Irish species which are to be found in old Irish woodlands. We have also taken into consideration the importance of attracting pollinators while avoiding excessively invasive species which could lead to maintenance problems in the future.
We will add more to this list in coming months, if you have a specific question about any flower please contact us and we will advise – your research can also be very useful to us so please share to firstname.lastname@example.org