Memorial trees planted on the graves can be chosen from the following native varieties.

ALDER
(Alnus glutinosa)

Mature height up to 22 metres.

Has round leaves dark green in colour. Produces cone shaped catkins which last throughout the winter. Attracts birds especially Finches.

BLACKTHORN
(Prunus spinosa)

Mature height up to 4 metres.

Produces white flowers that turn to black coloured berries called sloes. These are good food for most birds.

CHERRY
(Prunus avium)

Mature height up to 15 metres.

Produces green leaves that turn colour in the autumn, it has white scented flowers that change to black coloured berries which provide good food for the birds.

GUELDER ROSE
(Viburnum opulus)

Mature height up to 4 metres.

Produces white flowers which turn to red berries in the autumn.

HAWTHORN
(Crataegus monogyna)

Mature height up to 14 metres.

The white flowers in May, turn to red berries in the autumn. Mainly found in hedgerows and it makes good nesting sites for birds.

HAZEL
(Corylus avellana)

Mature height up to 6 metres.

Seen in woods and is common in hedgerows. Produces catkins in the spring which turn into nuts in the autumn. These are a food source for a small animals.

OAK
(Quercus robur)

Mature height up to 25 metres.

The fruit of this tree, the acorn, provides food for a number of small animals. It also provides shelter for many insects and invertebrates.

ROWAN
(Sorbus aucuparia)

Mature height up to 20 metres.

In early summer it produces white flowers which turn to red berries in August, these feed a variety of birds.

SILVER BIRCH
(Betula pendula)

Mature height up to 30 metres.

One of the tallest growing trees. Produces small pointed leaves that turn colour in the Autumn.

SPINDLE TREE
(Euonymus europaeus)

Mature height up to 6 metres.

It grows in woodlands. The leaves are pointed and thin and change colour in the autumn. It produces white/green flowers that turn to red berries. Edible for birds.

WILLOW
(Salix Caprea)

Mature height up to 16 metres.

Usually found in woods. Has oval shaped leaves and in the spring it produces silver catkins, known as “pussy willow. These then turn into yellow flowers.

YEW
(Taxus baccata)

Mature height up to 25 metres.

An evergreen tree that provides good nesting cover for birds. In late summer it produces bright red berries that give plentiful food for the birds

APPLE, ASH, BEECH, FIELD MAPLE and HORNBEAM varieties may also be used.

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