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Memorials Woodland

Headstones are not used  in woodland settings and there are no vases for flowers, statues or other objects, quite simply because a woodland burial site is not a cemetery, it is a place where graves become part of the landscape.

Instead of a traditional memorial, a tree, native to the area, is usually planted on the grave with a wooden marker, the only form of memorial allowed in the majority of woodland burial sites. As ‘natural’ as they are, such woodland areas are still managed to ensure that they flourish and develop.

All said, some burial sites have slightly different rules which provide for different memorials from simple tablets to park style benches in the grounds or even bird boxes. If in doubt take your guidance from the team at Eric F. Box Funeral Directors. Please contact us on the phone number at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.