An aerial view of Middle Spernal
Giving in memory

Celebrating a life

Losing someone close to you can be incredibly difficult. We hope you can find some comfort in, and celebrate their life through, the Forest.

For some, the Forest can serve as a place of solace, and reflection. A place to remember them all year round - where shafts of summer sunlight fall amongst boughs and branches, and winter frost glistens across the Forest floor.

You can ensure their memory lives on in a Forest that will be here for generations to come...

Sunlight shining through the leaves and branches of a tree canopy

Dedicate a tree

​​​​​​Plant a tree

Planting a tree in memory of your loved one creates a unique and lasting memorial. Just like people, every tree has its own ‘fingerprint’. We’ll help you select the right tree and visit the Forest to plant your tree, just for them. A tree you can visit, bearing a plaque with your own special dedication. 

Plant a tree in the Forest

Tag a tree

Remember someone special with a personalised tag bearing their name, hung from one of our young but established trees. You’ll receive a certificate in the post along with the location of your tree, so that you can watch it grow in their memory. 

Tag a tree in the Forest

Dedicate a tree

Dedicate a tree within one of our woodlands. Whilst unmarked, these memorial trees are planted right at the heart of the Forest. We’ll send you an e-certificate personalised with your dedication. 

Dedicate a tree in the Forest
A family enjoying a tea party outdoors

Fundraise in memory through JustGiving

Whether you want to gather a group to remember or strike out on your own personal challenge – you can Fundraise for the Forest in memory of someone special to you. Be it a bake sale, quiz night or a 10k run, we’ll be by your side with support and fundraising tips along the way. You can find us on JustGiving, and when you set up a page there, they’ll let us know.

The sun setting over Alne Wood Park Burial Ground

Funeral or memorial giving

We’re sorry that you’ve lost someone close to you. If you would like to hold a collection, or collect in lieu of flowers, you can set up your online collection tribute page on Memory Giving.

If you would like printed information to share with family and friends about how donations support the Forest, please let us know by emailing

Donate in Memory

Give a single donation to support the Forest in memory of someone special.

Make a donation in memory

Your gifts will help keep their memory alive, and the Forest thriving.