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Choosing a memorial tree

Over the years we have been asked on many occasions to suggest a suitable specimen tree as a memorial to a loved one.

Planting a tree as an act of remembrance can be very comforting and provide a lasting location to visit for some quiet contemplation. Where does one start on this process? Obviously, it would be nice to plant a type of tree that was particularly liked by that person. However, some trees are prone to diseases and can be quite short lived as a result. We would have to consider the intended location aswell. Different trees thrive in different environments so this is particularly important. Generally speaking, we would advise you to select a tree that is likely to provide longevity. You may also consider a tree that is Native to the British Isles as particularly appropriate. Considering all these points, we would usually use Oak, Hornbeam, Holly or even Magnolia as very suitable, although we always want to listen to your particular preferences.

Single memorial tree with uk countryside landscape behind
A memorial tree can be very comforting and provide a lasting location for quiet contemplation.

Memorial trees are so important to you that we will always advise letting us carry out the installation to give your tree the very best chance. This may include the use of a deer guard together with a well designed irrigation device that is incorporated in the tree pit. Irrigation is the single most important thing to consider post installation. Your newly planted tree will require watering at least three times per week throughout the first growing season and after that only during periods of severe drought. Most of our trees have a slow release fertiliser incorporated into the growing medium to take them through the first six months.

We are always mindful that you and your family/friends have suffered a great loss and try to accommodate you with care and attention.

Shopping online

You can buy trees, hedging, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website.
If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff are always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories.

If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.


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