We offer a choice of ways for you to remember a loved one in our parks, cemeteries and open spaces. This page details our trees and flowering bulbs scheme and the choices available. You can request and pay for your donation using our online form at the bottom of this page.
For an alternative way to remember your loved one visit our memorial trees and benches page.
Trees for Bees in Angus
Bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and moths are invaluable for pollinating food crops but their numbers are in decline in the United Kingdom.
Amongst other flowering plants, trees are an extremely important food source for pollinators. They have often large and abundant flowers which allows many bees and other pollinators to feed in one place.
Pollinators especially bees require forage from early spring to late autumn and native trees such as hazel, alder and willow can provide pollen when few other plants are in flower. Some non-native trees can also provide a late source of nectar in the autumn.
It is important to use single, unfilled flower species that provide pollen and nectar rather than decorative species with double or filled flowers such as many Japanese cherry trees.
To give our pollinators the best chance we have developed a list of trees that will support a steady flow of nectar throughout the year.
Your donation will make an important and lasting difference to our bees and other pollinators in Angus. The species we offer to plant on your behalf are:
|Botanical Name||Common name||Flowering time||Cost|
|Alnus glutinosa||Alder||Early spring||£95|
|Corylus avellana||Hazel||Early spring||£95|
|Malus sylvestris||Crab apple||Mid to late spring||£95|
|Prunus avium||Bird cherry||Early spring||£95|
|Prunus cerasifera||Cherry plum||Late winter||£95|
|Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’||Winter flowering cherry||Late autumn/winter||£95|
|Sorbus aucuparia||Rowan||Early summer||£95|
|Tilia x europaea||Common lime||Summer||£95|
Donated trees will be planted from late November to March by parks staff, all are 10-12cm girth (nominal 2-3m in height) root-balled and will include a double stake and two tree ties.
Spring flowering bulbs in Angus
Bulbs are some of the first flowers to bloom in spring, providing food for our early pollinators.
Flowering bulbs have an important advantage over regular plants, they can store energy from one growing season to the next and will emerge year after year without any special care. They will survive in most types of soil with very little if any maintenance.
Daffodils and crocus are spring flowering bulbs are hardy, colourful and reliable in our Scottish climate.
The early varieties start flowering in February/March and others follow in quick succession, providing months of colour.
Spring flowering bulbs are planted in mid to late autumn. Once in the ground, the bulbs will quickly develop roots before going to sleep until spring. The varieties we can plant on your behalf are:
- Crocus - Golden Yellow (£20 per 100)
- Crocus - Pure White (£20 per 100)
- Crocus - Bright Blue (£20 per 100)
- Daffodil - Dutch Master (£30 per 10kg approx. 160 bulbs)
- Daffodil - Mount Hood (£35 per 10kg approx. 160 bulbs)
- Daffodil - Carlton (£30 per 10kg approx. 160 bulbs)
- Daffodil - miniature (£25 per 100)
All bulbs will be planted from October to November each year by parks staff.