Memorial Tree Planting Scheme
Planting a memorial tree can help people to come to terms
with their loss and creates a special place for friends and family
to visit, remember and reflect. Here, you will find some useful
information and contact details should you wish to plant a
What tree can I have?
Only native tree species can be
planted. The country park has a list of trees that can be
planted within the country park for you to choose one.
How much will it cost?
The price for a memorial tree planting is
£160. This does not include the price of the tree. The
sponsor is responsible for choosing and purchasing the tree, a
supporting stake and a strap. The country park can provide details
of a reputable dealer where tree species (approximately
6-8ft in height) can be purchased.
The price for planting does include the
services of a ranger on planting day, and all future maintenance of
the tree by the experienced country park ranger service. Should the
tree fail to mature, it will be replaced once at no extra
When and where can I plant my tree?
Our memorial tree-planting season runs
from mid-October through to the end of February. There
are many places that a tree can be planted; opportunities exist
where tree planting is part of the landscape management programme
within the country park.
What happens on planting day?
On the day, an experienced member of the ranger
service will help you with the planting, usually preparing the hole
prior to your arrival. The ranger will give you advice about the
tree, after which you and your family are welcome to
plant the tree in the hole prepared.
Once planting is complete, you will be
given a map showing you the location of the tree and detailing
the date and species of tree planted.
My tree is in a public park. What happens if it gets
In the event that your tree is damaged
resulting in the tree failing to mature, the country park will
replace the tree once at no extra cost.
Can I have a plaque?
Unfortunately, no plaques can be erected, nor
is flower planting permitted. This prevents drawing unwanted
attention to the planted tree. If you wish to lay some flowers next
to the tree at certain times of the year, this is acceptable.
If you are interested in planting a memorial
tree at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, please contact Sharon Mullins
on 029 2070 1678, who will be more than happy to discuss your
requirements, or e-mail: email@example.com.