Memorials and Keepsakes
Certificate of Plantation
With each memorial tree planted a certificate of plantation is issued. This certificate records the date your tree was planted, whom it was planted in memory of, the trees species and the plot number. Additional copies of the Certificate are also available for a minimum donation of £2.50.
Certificates of Plantation are now available to all clients professionally mounted in a frame. This beautiful item is an additional extra requiring a minimum donation of £40.
Books of Remembrance
The Life for a Life Books of Remembrance are a beautiful and special way to record the planting of a memorial tree. These books are available to view in many peaceful locations around the UK.
Every memorial tree that is planted in one of our Memorial Forests is recorded and will appear in one of our beautiful leather bound ‘Books of Remembrance’.
The Books are updated approximately every 8-12 weeks. These inscriptions are also scanned and uploaded for you to view online in the comfort of your own home through the link below.
As each Book of Remembrance becomes full the pages will be copied in a special way and then placed in the Archive Department of a local Cathedral in perpetuity. This will allow family members to trace back generation upon generation the date, place and species of tree planted in memory of their loved one.
Memorial keepsakes can be purchased as a more personal record of your memorial tree planting to keep at home. There are 3 different styles of memorial keepsake available:
The first style of memorial keepsake is an A5 folded card embossed in gold with the Life for a Life emblem and tree graphic on the front. Inside is a beautiful collage of planting site images and at the heart of the keepsake is a copy of the inscription taken from the original book of remembrance, which is handwritten by our skilled calligrapher in a traditional style. These keepsakes can be purchased for £20.
The second style of memorial keepsake is similar in layout to the first outlined above, however, this keepsake gives the opportunity to include a reproduced photograph of your loved one on the inside of the memorial keepsake alongside the handwritten inscription. This style of keepsake can be purchased for £30.
The third style of memorial keepsake offers an extra special personalised record contained within a beautifully presented, tailor-made A4 leather book to remember your loved one and the tree you have dedicated to their memory.
This Deluxe keepsake contains a picture and description of your chosen memorial forest, a reproduced picture of your loved one with a 20 word sentiment of your choice that is hand written by our calligrapher. There is also a small family tree illustration that can be filled out and illustrations of the trees that we plant.
There are blank pages that can be used to add your own memories, thoughts and stories or used as a place to store photographs. This Deluxe style of keepsake can be purchased for £95.
(Please note that photographs can be sent to Life for a Life either via email or hardcopy and will be returned back to you when you receive your memorial keepsake).
The ashes of a loved one can be scattered with a memorial tree. You have the option to do this when a tree is first planted or at a later date.
The first person's ashes is included with the purchase of a memorial tree. Additional ashes may be placed with a tree at the time of planting or in the future for a fee of £75. If ashes are being scattered at a later date a replacement plaque may also be purchased to add any new names.
After additional ashes have been scattered, a certificate is issued indicating the date and names of the person's ashes that have now been placed with the memorial tree. Additional copies of the certificate are also available to purchase for £2.50 each or framed copies for £40 each.
We also offer a collection of ashes service where feasible; for this we do ask for a donation. Please contact us first to discuss the details and get a quote.
Please note you will have to give written permission to the funeral director to allow Life for a Life to collect the ashes on your behalf.
It is possible to add pet's ashes with a memorial tree but please contact the office first to discuss your requirements and get a quote.
Miniature Tree of Remembrance and Good Fortune
This truly beautiful artefact is uniquely handmade using specially selected natural produce in a way that compliments and respectfully celebrates the life of a lost loved one or in celebration of a special occasion.
This item is specifically made for Life for a Life Memorial Forests. The tree is mounted on a granite base which supports the solid brass twisted wire trunk. Attached to the brass branches are the autumn leaves of the tree, all hand made from pure amber, thus contributing to the beauty of this very special item. The trees are designed not to disintegrate or discolour over the years so that they are a constant reminder of a lost loved one or of that special occasion.
The purchase price is £75, including postage and packaging.
Remembering Grandma and Grandad books
These lovely illustrated booklets provide enormous help to children that are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. The booklet explains to very young children in a way that they can understand.
Each of the illustrations and wording has been approved by qualified Psychologists and Educationalists. The booklet comes complete with a beautifully designed ‘Friends of the Forest’ lapel badge.
Each booklet costs £5.50, including postage and packaging.