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Memorial Groves

At Bowra & O’Dea we know coming to terms with the death of someone special is never easy.

We try to do as much as we can to assist you at this time, that’s why we sponsor a special memorial tribute for your loved one, in the form of a Memorial Tree. We plant a young tree as a lasting and loving memorial in the hope that it may help your healing process. We see the planting of trees as a symbolic act: one that represents rebirth and the cycle of life. You can be confident that as your tree grows (as part of a grove), it will protect and bring natural beauty to the Western Australian countryside.

A conversation in a taxi formed a long-lasting relationship

Tim Lawrence, the taxi driver, and his passenger Joe O’Dea Jnr of Bowra & O’Dea, both passionate about the environment, discussed a vision to create a place for families to visit and remember their loved ones surrounded by a forest. The planting of a tree would be both a living legacy and a contribution to the restoration of the natural environment. Since that conversation over 27 years ago, Trillion Trees Australia together with Bowra & O’Dea has planted thousands of native trees across Western Australia, creating Forests of Remembrance and providing vital restoration of degraded land.

Native trees are planted in areas that need rejuvenation and where they will make a positive impact on the environment. In essence, the trees are bringing new life.

Since the inception of this unique and free service in 1995, we’ve sponsored the planting of over 2.5 million trees in conjunction with the Western Australian branch of  Men of the Trees, now known as Trillion Trees (an international non-profit society for the planting and protection of trees). The trees are being used for environmental re-vegetation purposes, so they are planned and planted to re-grow and enhance the natural ecology.

Some of the groves may be in areas of delicate vegetation. If you wish to leave, or place something at the site, please make sure it is biodegradable.

The Memorial Groves can be used as a special place to mark your loved one, though we cannot give you the exact individual tree location, we can provide you with a map of the Memorial Grove in which your tree has been planted. See below. You will also receive a Memorial Certificate as a lasting tribute. Please contact us if you would like further information on this matter

Memorial Grove Locations

View our Memorial Grove Locations here.


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