Plant a celebration tree

Planting a tree is a lasting way to celebrate the life of a loved one, or to celebrate a special occasion, and give back to nature.

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What are Celebration Woods.

RSPB Celebration Woods are special places. They're a dedicated space in nature where you can commemorate a loved one by creating a living, lasting tribute to them by planting a tree. You can inter ashes under your tree or choose a species of tree that will support your loved one's favourite wildlife for years to come.

There are two Celebration Woods on our RSPB reserves - one in the Peak District and another in the Lake District. Both are peaceful settings that will only become more beautiful with time.

How does it work?

Choose between our two Celebration Woods - more information on both sites can be found below.

Donate online or over the phone.

Pick from a selection of nature-friendly native trees.

You will be offered two locally-crafted leaf or bird-shaped ceramic markers inscribed with a short message of your choosing. One stays with the tree, the other is yours to keep.

If you're unable to attend the planting, we'll send a photograph of your tree along with your second tree marker.

Dove Stone - Peak District National Park

Dove Stone's Celebration Wood is set within the atmospheric moorland and iconic landscape of the Peak District National Park. Just on the edge of a reservoir, it offers sweeping views across the water and the valley beyond. As attractive to wildlife as it is to people, this is the perfect spot to sit and remember a loved one.

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Haweswater - Lake District National Park

Haweswater's Celebration Wood rubs shoulders with mossy ancient woodland of Naddle Forest. This wild corner of the eastern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful, peaceful place for quiet reflection and connection with nature.

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