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Memorial Trees


Memorial Trees are planted around Harbour View.

It is our policy to plant trees in a way that appears natural and in which they are likely to mature. They are planted for the long-term, greater good of the burial ground. As such, most graves do not have a tree planted directly upon them since trees simply do not grow like that. Trees are planted in areas that are to become open woodland and are not planted on the higher areas where the views of the Harbour and Purbeck are paramount.

A variety of tree types and sizes are available, they can be taken as a memorial for an initial five-year term and for increments thereof. They always remain the property of the Company, who will have the exclusive right to maintain and prune them.

Among the trees available are: Oak, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Copper Beech, Silver Birch, Ash, Rowan, Flowering Cherry along with Apple, Pear and Plum Fruit Trees. We will consider other trees but will always look to protect the nature of the traditional English Woodland we want to create.

A selected tree in Woodland (circa 5’ –7’) with a commemorative Brass Plaque is priced from £180 and will depend upon the position within the grounds.