FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHEN WILL MY TREE BE PLANTED?
We only plant trees from November to March, as this is when the trees are dormant, but their roots are still growing. By planting the trees in the "dormant" months, they will have a better chance of survival through their first summertime. However, a limited number of larger pot-grown trees may be planted in the summer months by special request but will incur additional costs.
Due to the seasonal planting requirements, your tree(s) may not necessarily be planted when you place your order with us. However, we will email you with a confirmation once your tree(s) are planted. You will receive your Plot Code detailed in your Certificate of Reservation or Deed for Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial or Interment as the case may be. Your Plot Code is unique and enables you to track your order straight away. Again, we will notify you once your sapling has been planted.
WILL MY TREE BE EASY TO IDENTIFY?
Yes, you will be able to identify your memorial tree plot; we will fix a small wooden stake at the tree's base, which will show your Plot Code. With your Certificate of Reservation or Deed of Grant for Exclusive Right of Burial or Interment, you will receive a map of the woodland showing the general area in which your memorial plot is located.
To keep the woodlands as natural as possible, we would ask that anyone visiting them respect their natural surroundings. We ask that you not mark the trees in any way and not place any labels, objects or flowers near the trees or in the woodland other than those consented by Legacy Woodlands.
CAN I BE PRESENT WHEN THE TREE IS PLANTED?
We will do our best to accommodate requests for individual tree planting sessions, but this may not always be possible to arrange. We can also arrange to send you images of your tree planting if requested.
CAN I VISIT MY DEDICATED TREES AND WOODLAND AREAS?
Yes, everyone is welcome to come and visit our woodland. Our site is on a public footpath which also forms part of a beautiful countryside walk starting in the lovely market town of Garstang. You can find a copy of the walk here. All we ask is that you stick to the public footpath along the walk.
Within the woodland plantation, there may occasionally be restrictions to access at certain times of the year when visitors may need to make an appointment before visiting. Therefore, to walk around the woodland plantation, please call to check before you visit.
Please respect the woodland and the wildlife that make it their home and follow the ‘Countryside Code’ when visiting, making sure not to leave any litter and keep your dogs on a lead as there are farm animals and wildlife such as hares, ducks, pheasants and ground breeding birds on the route.
You can see our woodland regulations here.
HOW ACCESSIBLE ARE THE WOODLANDS?
There is good access to the woodland via a public footpath that runs the whole length of the southern boundary. The terrain on the walk along the public footpath would be considered moderate, with the route following roads, farm tracks, fields and footpaths. The terrain is mainly flat but with several short, steep ascents and descents.
Care needs to be taken as the stiles, gates, steps, and paths can be wet and muddy, and there may be slipping risks after rainfall.
If there's been torrential rain for the days before your visit, please wear appropriate footwear and use caution when visiting the woodland.
This walk is not suitable for 'tramper' access. However, please let us know if you require wheelchair access when you purchase your memorial plot, and we will do our best to ensure that your plot is located in the grove closest to the site entrance on Long Lane. There are a limited number of trees that can be accessed via the farm track. You would need to call to book an appointment to visit so that we can arrange access.
In winter and after rainfall, the Woodland can be muddy, so we don't advise wheelchair users to visit the site after heavy rain.
HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE BY CAR?
Several country lanes can approach the site, so we have included a link to Google Maps for the woodland. We recommend looking at the link (ideally using the satellite/street view option on Google Maps) before your visit.
Please be aware that at certain times of the year, maintenance work could be underway. Whilst we will do our utmost to keep the woodlands accessible and safe, neither the woodland owners nor Legacy Woodlands will be held responsible for any accidents in the woodlands.
HOW BIG ARE THE TREES THAT ARE PLANTED?
Typically, the trees we plant will be small saplings between 30 - 60cm tall, depending on the tree species.
Occasionally there will be the opportunity to plant a small to a medium pot-grown tree; please get in touch with us to discuss availability.
WHAT SPECIES OF TREE DO YOU PLANT?
We only plant UK native tree species such as Oak, Ash, Rowan, Hazel, Silver Birch, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Wild Plum, etc.
See our full approved tree planting list here.
CAN I REQUEST A CERTAIN SPECIES OF TREE TO BE PLANTED?
Yes, you can! Please choose a tree from our approved tree planting list and put this in Section 4, "Species of Memorial Tree Requested", at the bottom of your Application Form. We will do our best to supply your requested tree. However, due to the nature of the woodland and the varying soil conditions, we can't guarantee that we will plant an exact species. If we cannot plant your requested tree for any reason, we will contact you with an alternative suggestion.
WHO LOOKS AFTER THE TREES?
Legacy Woodlands look after the trees, our site manager lives on-site and carries out regular checks.
WHAT SORT OF MAINTENANCE IS DONE ON THE TREES?
The woodland is designed to be a haven for wildlife and so there will be areas that are deliberately left wild or open. However, we don't just plant trees and leave them to fend for themselves. When a sapling is planted it will have a tree guard to protect it from rabbits, voles or deer and a wooden stake to protect against the wind to improve the chances of each tree's survival.
We check our new plantation monthly with an overall annual survey each May; we will publish the annual tree survey every June.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TREE DIES?
With the first few years of the young sapling's life being the most critical to a tree's survival, we will carefully monitor and replace any damaged/dying trees for free within the first ten years. The replacement will be a sampling of the same species where possible.
Any trees that require replacing outside the planting season will be replaced in the next planting season (November to March each year).
If you have not found an answer to your question then please don't hesitate to contact us, we are always more than happy to help!