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Can burials be in harmony with nature?

Woodland Burial Company is supporting Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land


Woodland Burial Company provides environmentally-friendly resting places, within beautiful woodland surroundings, that protect people and the planet.

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A place to rest

After losing a loved one, it’s natural to feel unsure about where to put them to rest. Churchyards and communal gardens are becoming overcrowded and cannot offer a permanent home, whilst many council Gardens of Remembrance require renewed payment every 5 years. Woodland Burial Company’s mission is to provide green burials for loved ones’ in a way that protects their future and the future of the habitat surrounding them.

A lasting promise

Woodland Burial Company promises that all of their woodlands are protected for a minimum of 199 years, with the site under the management of the Woodland Burial Trust it will never be redeveloped or built on. This ensures that their woodland spaces become managed habitats for an exceptional variety of animals, birds, plants, and trees. This lasting legacy helps to restore the natural environment and creates an oasis of life in which the natural world can truly thrive.

Returning to nature

Woodland Burial Company’s plan is to fully restore the woodland to its natural state. Each time they remove a pine tree, to create a bench or bird box, they allow a little more light to creep through the canopy, encouraging the smaller oaks and other trees to thrive. Through the sustainable management of the woodland, they support new fauna growth and the return of native wildlife, increasing biodiversity. Woodland Burial Company is also able to offset the carbon impact of every family they work with. Whether they choose a traditional burial or cremation, Woodland Burial Company’s 11.5 acres of trees at Granville’s Wood creates just under a metric tonne of carbon offset.

This story shows how Woodland Burial Company supports Goal 15: Life on Land, specifically Target 15.1: “By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.”

About Woodland Burial Company

Woodland Burial Company was set up by the green initiative Faunus Group to provide environmentally-friendly resting places, within beautiful woodland surroundings.

Learn more about Woodland Burial Company.

Can burials be in harmony with nature?
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