To plant a celebration or memorial tree is a nice zero waste way to remember a loved one. If you have lost a loved one due to the Coronavirus and tragically was not allowed to be at the bedside or attend a funeral, this is also a nice way to have your own little send-off, while planting a memorial that will give memories for years to come, help the planet and also give pleasure to people and homes to wildlife, for many years to come.
Many trees (including yew and oak) are toxic to horses, and acorns, conkers and fruit pips and seeds are all toxic to pets. See the post on how to make your garden safe for pets to know which trees to avoid planting celebration or memorial trees in your garden, if so doing so.
Tree 2 My Door offers beautiful tree gifts that you can plant, for many occasions. Sent in zero waste packaging, each tree features a native tree sapling of your choice, a personal engraved plaque, a greetings card, an FSC wooden plinth, a tree protector and tube and a purpose-made Fair Trade gift box. Example gifts are:
- Welcome to the World
- Wedding Tree Gift Pack
- Pearl Wedding Anniversary
- Ruby Wedding Anniversary
- Memorial Tree Gift Pack
- Pet Memorial Tree Gift Pack
Trees for Life is a Scottish charity that will plant trees for beloved humans or animals, in the Scottish Highlands. You don’t get a plaque or anything, just the knowledge that your tree is helping to rebuild forests for native wildlife up there (including red squirrels, who adore the kinds of trees in Scotland). It’s not grey squirrels that are decimating red squirrel populations, but rather lack of the trees they adore, mostly found up north.
Plant a tree in the Yorkshire Dales in memory or celebration. Your donation is used to plant a native broadleaf tree from just £10, to help create new woodlands.