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A Tree of Memories & €40 Donation to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

 

Description

Planting a native Irish tree in memory of a lost loved one is a beautiful and powerful gesture. It is a special tribute to their legacy that is as unique as it is meaningful. Memorial trees allow us to express our grief and offer comfort in a profound way that goes beyond mere words and tired expressions.

The tree planted will also provide a number of crucial benefits to the local environment, helping to keep the air clean, improve the soil and provide food and shelter to various wildlife. Gifting a tree in memory is a heart-warming, long-lasting act of compassion and remembrance that will not be soon forgotten.

Now, you can make the gift of a memory tree even more meaningful and touching. When you plant a memory tree, you can also make a donation to LauraLynn, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice. There is no better way of honouring the memory of a loved one than contributing to such a noble and important charity in their name. This deeply caring, compassionate act means that the memory of your loved one will live on in the most kind, thoughtful and generous manner.

The poignant symbol of the tree itself, its myriad of benefits to the local environment and the charitable donation to such a worthy cause is the best possible tribute to a lost loved one.

LauraLynn - Ireland's Only Children's Hospice

LauraLynn is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and residential care for children and young adults with disabilities. Their aim is to make the most of short and precious lives and their vision is to make every day meaningful, fun and enjoyable for those in their care. All their invaluable work is underpinned by their values of Compassion, Collaboration and Excellence.

''LauraLynn are honored to partner with Irish Urn's Memorial Tree initiative this year. Planting a tree in memory of a loved one is a very compassionate act that lasts a lifetime, and we are so grateful that this kind act will also support the work that we do here in Ireland's only children's hospice. Creating lasting memories and moments is a huge part of what we do in LauraLynn, making this a lovely way for people to support the specialized care and support which we provide to children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Ireland.''

Kerry McLaverty – CEO, LauraLynn

The Hospice first began in 1923 as a convalescence home for children from the inner city and has evolved over the many years to the opening in 2011 of LauraLynn House, a dedicated eight bed children’s palliative care unit. On a 3.6-acre site, in addition to LauraLynn House, there is also Hazel House, Holly Oaks and Willow View, which were formerly known collectively as Children’s Sunshine Home. Funding for the buildings and their everyday operations is provided by the HSE and generous donors.

LauraLynn's ultimate mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to residents where quality-of-life is paramount.

You can learn more about LauraLynn, and what they do, here.

Planting Process

When you place your order to plant a tree you can choose the type of tree you wish to have planted from a selection of eight native Irish trees.  All the trees are planted on 10 acres of beautiful, picturesque lakeside woodland located in North County Dublin, near the small village of Naul.

We plant three flowering bulbs for each Tree planted, and the c. 2,000 tree woodland is surrounded with 1.5 million wildflowers and pollinated by our 10,000 bees.

The Google Earth position of the tree planted is included in all our official Planting Certificates and the area can be viewed online.

Once the tree has been planted, it will be lovingly and expertly watered and tended to by our caretakers who will ensure it grows to be strong, healthy and long-lasting.

Certification

After the purchase has been made, you will be emailed a digital version of the Certificate. We will also post our official planting certificate, which is customised and personalised to match the occasion at checkout, to your chosen delivery address. It will be accompanied by a handwritten card that echoes the sentiment you chose for the Certificate.

You can have as many planting certificates issued as you wish, if reasonable.

These personalised, visually-pleasing certificates can be framed and hung, to serve as a handsome reminder of this unique and poignant gift.

We also provide trees for a number of other occasions such as anniversariesweddings and the birth of a child and we can create a certificate for any other need, eg a Thank You tree gift, a Retirement tree gift, etc.

Just ask by emailing us on bob@irishtree.ie

To learn more about Irish Trees and what we do, please follow our official Instagram account.

 
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About our planters and founders - Bob and John work together to create a woodland that celebrates life, planting native Irish Trees and bulbs to create a 6 acre ‘Forever’ woodland on a lakeside in North County Dublin woodland. Here is a sample of what some people who have dedicated a tree have said.. "My parents were overwhelmed and loved the gesture. Knowing that my late Aunt and Uncle have been memorialised in this way has been incredibly healing for my parents. Can't thank you enough for the service." John Hyland Dublin   "COVID restrictions in 2020 meant I couldn't attend my Aunt's funeral to support my mother. I desperately wanted to be able to DO something that would ease the pain and loss she was feeling. Planting a memorial oak tree was cathartic for both of us. Knowing my Aunt's memory lives on is something I never thought would be so healing. Could not be happier with the service from Bob."   Sean H -Swords   "It gives me great comfort to look at the certificate and think of the Rowan Tree that they both would love so very much"   Yvonne M – Athlone   "I absolutely love the Certificate. My mom and sister are as touched as I am! I will spread the word about what you guys are doing because it’s really something special"! Lisa B Arizona USA   "That tree made my day. Both of my parents were cremated and have some kind of plaque in Glasnevin that I've never visited as I never thought of them as being there exactly. I now have a place, a picture and a symbol of life and renewal to associate them with. I know they'd like that". Marcus F – Tipperary   "Thank you so much. This is a wonderful service". Bernie B - Galway "My sister is going to love this , there will be some tears falling , but also remembering the good times"!   Pauline D – Dublin 8 "I just received the Certificate and it is really, really lovely, thank you. Quite emotional to receive the certificate actually!" Charley S – Wexford   A little more about our woodland plan and vision. All trees are Native Irish species. When planted when about 3-4.5 feet tall. Each tree is originally grown from seeds, hand collected and nurtured from Woods across Ireland. The land has been well prepared, ploughed, and tilled so that roots can establish quickly - which encourages up to 5 times faster tree growth versus compacted soil.   We mix-plant a range of fruit, berry, seed, and nut-producing trees.   Every Memorial Tree is underplanted with a mix of bluebell, snowdrop, and daffodil bulbs. All together creating habitat and food for insects and animals.   This is a forever woodland and gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come, should a tree ever be damaged it will be replaced.   Bob has reared his grown-up family in the Naul and John's family has farmed the land around the Naul Village for more than 300 years.
CLICK HERE to see a Google Earth 'fly-over' of the location CLICK HERE to see a satellite image of the woodland site CLICK HERE to find out more on Native Irish trees and symbolism. Bob is founder of IrishUrns.com and IrishTrees.ie and he works with families suffering from loss every day, and John spent many years as a local Funeral Director. And love nothing better than talking with families about how they can help. Their main hope is that families are comforted knowing their loved ones' memory lives on in a memorial tree and are building in paths, benches and having open days, to witness the spring bulbs, the flowering trees, the wild flowering meadows in full display, and planting days etc. They are currently developing the addition of Bee Hives and wildflower meadow areas between planting areas. This is a forever woodland and will be gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come and should a tree be damaged eg. by storm, it will be replaced.