When people close to us pass away their friends and relatives will often want to commemorate them with a lasting memorial. This may be in the form of a tree or a bench which not only honours their memory but provides a beautiful beneficial improvement to the local environment.

East Devon District Council has several green spaces that have outstanding views and scenery that are also appropriate for memorials.


All of EDDC greenspaces can be considered by our Green Space team on a case by case basis. Please note, we can only plant memorial trees on land owned by EDDC and where there is an available space.

2022-2023 prices

£257.50 including the purchase and delivery of the tree, planting and 6 month follow up maintenance.

2023-2024 prices

£265.00 including the purchase and delivery of the tree, planting and 6 month follow up maintenance.

Memorial Tree Policy

Please read our detailed memorial tree policy before you apply.

Tree Planting Dates

Please note that we will only plant memorial trees in one of EDDC’s green spaces between October 31st and March 15th due to it being best to plant trees during their dormant period. This is also when site conditions are more favourable for planting.

You can still apply for a memorial tree outside of these dates. Once your application has been received, we will contact you to discuss your preferred location and tree genus/species.

Apply For a Memorial Tree

To apply for a memorial tree, please complete our online form

One of our parks officers will be in touch within 7 working days to discuss your application.

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of processing your application. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice.