- Manchester M28 2UJ
- Car park facility available
- English Oak, Hawthorn, Hazel, Rowan, Silver Birch, Wild Cherry
Wardley Hall Rd
This memorial forest was opened in 2019 and marked the beginning of a wonderful new partnership with the Diocese of Salford. The developing memorial forest will play a part in the Diocese â€˜Laudato Siâ€™ environmental projects by creating well-managed accessible amenity woodland for the whole community to enjoy.
The memorial forest is close to its namesake, Wardley Hall which is the official residence of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford. The current hall was built during the reign of King Edward 6th (1547 â€“ 1553) and has a fantastic medieval history. The modern history will be built upon the desires of Pope Francisâ€™s encyclical â€˜Laudato Siâ€™: to serve the needs of the community and the environment, delivered under the stewardship of the current Bishop of Salford, hence the establishment of a memorial forest.
The memorial tree planting will be phased from left to right and the planting specification includes a choice of English Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry and Hawthorn.
In partnership with Manchester City of Trees there will also be a community windfall orchard planted by local schools. This special feature will not only help to improve the biodiversity of the site but also work towards the â€˜Laudato Siâ€™ objectives.
Another important point to make about the planting area is that as with all Life for a Life Memorial Forests the sites are totally nondenominational and available for anyone who wishes to plant a tree.
The memorial forest also benefits from nearby parking and toilet facilities within the cemetery ground personâ€™s building.
Life for a Life planting areas are natural environments where we encourage wildlife and plantlife to flourish, as such additional items should not be added to the tree or the space around it, especially as they can cause damage to the tree. Please be aware that any prohibited items left on or around memorial trees will be removed.