Salmon Fields Meadow

  • Oldham, OL2 6FU
  • Car park facility available
  • There are currently no new memorials available at this location. You can still add to an existing memorial.
Salmon Fields Meadow
Salmon Fields
Royton
Oldham
OL2 6FU
UNITED KINGDOM

Both of these now full memorial forests where originally donated to Life for a Life by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. Salmon Fields meadow sits adjacent to lovely pond that is used regularly by fishing enthusiasts and is frequently used breeding site for Canadian Geese.

Both sites are a stone through away from Royton and Oldham town centres but offer visitors a tranquil piece of countryside near to the heart of the towns for quite reflection or a peaceful walk through the surrounding woodland.

Although, these sites are now full to the planting of new memorial trees if you have an existing memorial tree dedicated you can still upgrade memorial plaques, add additional ashes to a memorial tree or order memorial keepsakes etc.

What happens in the future?

Now that this memorial forest is closed to new tree planting you will see slight changes in the way we manage the site. The aim is to create a forest that will mature over time and become a local amenity for both visitors and wildlife. Therefore, the management regime will move to one which is more sympathetic to environment. In practical terms this will mean a gradual reduction in grass cutting as the tree canopy closes to help promote a richer diversity of wildflowers and other ground flora.

All the memorial trees are guaranteed for 25 years and any tree which has unfortunately not established itself successfully with be replaced from a selected mixture of ‘understory’ species consisting of either Hazel, Hawthorn or Holly that will help diversify the woodland creating an even better home for nature.

Furthermore, as the memorial trees grow they will be ‘crown-lifted’ which involves removing the lower limbs of the trees to help maintain access as the trees continue to mature and allow air and light to pass through. Eventually, the plaque in front of the trees will be removed as the site transitions from a formalised memorial woodland into the memorial forest we all want it to become. At this point a new sign at the entrance to site will be erected that will let people know how the forest was established and what the trees represent.