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RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 4:50 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

How about a memorial orchard?

People pay for the tree & can place a small plaque by it.

I would guess a no ashes policy might be needed. Not cos the ashes would be an issue but more of a perceived issue.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i considered that to pay for the insurance etc but then considered what if the tree dies and joins the memorialised.

green burials ,human or critter with a new tree on top was another very fleeting thought which i beat back into the cupboard asap:roll:

same with benches etc which need maintainance/replacement etc

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
don't forget perry pears...it is so difficult to get proper perry instead of "pear cider"


Whats the difference?

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i considered that to pay for the insurance etc but then considered what if the tree dies and joins the memorialised.

green burials ,human or critter with a new tree on top was another very fleeting thought which i beat back into the cupboard asap:roll:

same with benches etc which need maintainance/replacement etc

my nan, uncle and mum are all under the same tree in a green burial and they are on their 3rd tree, my uncle seemed to not like a tree on his head until he had some company but as a family we understood the tree might not take and might need to be replaced,we just picked a different type of tree, if this last one hadhadn't made it we had decided to play the uncle at his own game and select an ash tree.....

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:

green burials ,human or critter with a new tree on top was another very fleeting thought which i beat back into the cupboard asap:roll:



One of our closest neighbors is a green burial woodland site.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 15 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my parents are planted in one and have a tree that may or not thrive long term but tree or open patch is fine by me,however i would not want the responsibility for memorials even if some seem an easy option for a bit of funding to cover ongoing costs for the orchard .

if someone wished to donate a tree/s as a memorial that would be fine by me but to offer the service has a huge set of potential problems even if the land holders agreed which seems unlikely.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 15 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could also move into Shropshire sheep, Bodger. They are known as the orchard sheep and don't browse the trees just eat the grass in the orchard, this would give you another 'crop' to add to the pork-just an idea.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 15 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gregotyn wrote:
You could also move into Shropshire sheep, Bodger. They are known as the orchard sheep and don't browse the trees just eat the grass in the orchard, this would give you another 'crop' to add to the pork-just an idea.


Might work in a mature orchard but I think they'd muller new plantings

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 15 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sheep are not pigs, moos or chooks,nuff said by an ovinotechnophobic.

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 15 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You are observant dpack! Pigs and cows are not for orchards, chucks ok, and most sheep are anti orchard, The Shropshire sheep is a wonderful example of manners regarding trees, and for some reason they eat the grass, leave the trees alone and add fertiliser. Now new plantings may need some care early on, but worth checking on with the breed society as it saves cutting the grass, and gives meat as a by-product-well worth an e-mail I would have thought? It is like a lawn mower that costs little to run and is worth money when it is sold and provides food. Alternatively put the mowing out for tender for mature Shropshire sheep only!

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