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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Woodland Burial

Trees

Woodland graves may be reserved for future use by applying to the cemetery officer submitting the appropriate fee as indicated in the fees and charges section. The fee includes the tree planting and the continuing maintenance of the site.

It must be appreciated that a specific grave site cannot be chosen on reservation. The site will be dependent on the extent to which the woodland has developed when the interment takes place, so as to avoid disturbing the maturing site.

A deed of ownership of burial rights will be prepared and issued covering a period of 100 years. Growing trees will prevent the grave being reused and burial will remain undisturbed, as part of the natural woodland.