Ecology

The rural position of Muchwood adds to the peaceful and beautiful environment that we are trying to create. When we started Muchwood in 1999 we planted some ornamental trees at random.  These maturing trees together with the ongoing planting of the new memorial trees and bushes beside each grave, will create a growing woodland that is helping to preserve the atmosphere of our planet.  It is a continually evolving habitat for a variety of birds, bees and other wildlife, which we are encouraging with the addition of bird and bat boxes.

We ask that all coffins, caskets, shrouds and any monuments placed on graves are all bio-degradable. Wicker, recycled cardboard and softwood coffins are all popular choices. Your funeral director will be able to advise you.

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This selection of trees has been chosen as we prefer trees native to Great Britain and ones which will eventually grow to a medium height.  As there are several varieties of each species, we reserve the right to choose which variety, unless specified by the client at the time of purchase.  We may also change the selection from time to time.  This is so we can create a varied woodland for future generations to enjoy.
Please note that for half grave plots for ash interments we offer just the Holly and Blackthorn as these are smaller in size.

 

Please note that trees will be planted in late Autumn following the burial. At Muchwood, we welcome the planting of bulbs on or around the grave, by friends and relatives.

 

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