The IMNDA Memorial Tree

The IMNDA Memorial Tree – A living Memorial with an embedded €40 donation to The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA, CHY 8510). IMNDA is the only organisation of its kind in the Ireland. Dedicated to working on behalf of people living with MND, their families and carers.
    • A Memorial tree with a €40 Donation to the IMNDA.
    • When you want to offer some comfort to a family member or friend. Something that a card or flowers just doesn’t quite achieve alone.
    • The planting of a ‘Memorial Tree’ allows us to offer something to our loved ones, beyond words.
    • By planting a tree, the person's legacy will live on through a compassionate act that lasts many lifetimes and supports the work of the IMNDA
    • We are support funded by the European Regional Development fund, Co-Funded by the Irish Government, and partnered with the IMNDA.

What happens when I order a Memorial Tree?

    • You choose the tree type at CHECKOUT & the wording for the Planting Certificate at CHECKOUT.
    • We confirm the order and wording by immediate email.
    • We post the personalised Planting Certificate, to your chosen delivery address, and we email you a digital Certificate.
    • We also post a hand-made, Card from you, with the Certificate if going to another address, just write the message you would like in the order notes at checkout.
  Private visits can be arranged by appointment. We meet families on Saturday mornings and this can be arranged by Email us or call us - contact details are on the Home page. We would ask that a maximum of 8 people visit and that you give a week or two notice to make sure we are about and have slots the particular Saturday you have in mind. Plant a tree as a Memorial and donate to a very special cause, the IMNDA. The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA, CHY 8510) is the only organisation of its kind in Ireland. Dedicated to working on behalf of people living with MND and their families and carers. We also provide trees for every other occassions such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays, and we can create a certificate for any other need or occasion. Just ask by emailing us on bob@irishtrees.ie - Irish Trees is a company of Irish Urns Limited 644851 To learn more about Irish Trees and what we do, please follow our official Instagram account.

About the Artisan -

Our planters - Bob and John.

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.

"Each tree represnets a person, a life, a family and the love they have, it is a very tranquil place" Bob (Founder Irish Urns and Irish Trees) Bob and John are involved in a number of tree planting projects, planting thousands of native trees every year, they are passonate Rewilders, expanding and reconnecting ancient woodlands with native trees and are supported by individuals and businesses - all looking to give something back to nature.

Ckeck out Irish Trees on Instagram or their website if you would like to know more.

They dont use pesticides or chemicals, but rather create biodiverse habitats where nature can thrive undisturbed.

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.

  We mix-plant a range of fruit, berry, seed, and nut-producing trees.

  Wildflowwers have been sown in their millions. 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.