Tree of Life

Tree of life

Photo: Jim Higham

Celebrate a special occasion or the life of a loved one with a commemorative leaf or bird

This elegantly crafted tree at our Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve will hold 470 leaves and 30 birds. Each leaf or bird will be engraved to order with the wording of your choice. Leaves are available in bronze, silver and gold.

This is a beautiful way to help raise vital funds to support our conservation work around Essex celebrating any occasion. For example, an engagement, marriage, birthday, Christmas even or remembering a loved one.

With your support through the Tree of Life:

A bronze leaf could help us to buy five sets of coastal clean-up equipment to support running beach cleans at our reserves and help to protect the marine life or buy approximately five bat boxes to go on the reserves.

A silver leaf could help us to buy the materials and support the installation of two coir roll (saltmarsh sausage) structure to help restore saltmarsh and protect the sea walls or fund large bee hotel for solitary bees, these bees can be amazingly effective pollinators.

A gold leaf could help us to allow us to buy approximately 4kg of an insect-focussed native wildflower seed mix or buy a new field gate.

A bird could help us to create or restore a pond or it could enable us to hire the equipment to carry out essential rotovating work in the wet grassland foot drains, which increases organic material in the soil, which then increases invertebrate biomass, which then provides more food for breeding waders and feeding chicks.

Your commemorative leaf or bird will remain in place for a specific duration of time. After this time, you can choose to renew the leaf or bird on the tree, alternatively we can return the commemorative item for you to treasure.

If you have any questions please contact us by email.

Contact us

For a limited time only

From the 1st November 2021 to 31st December 2021 we are offering all Tree of Life products with a 25% reduction. It is a wonderful way to celebrate an occasion (including Christmas) or a loved one’s memory.

How to order

Complete the form below. Online orders can be paid by credit/debit card or PayPal account. 

Call 01621 862987 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Post (available soon)
Please download our printable order form and return it to us, along with your payment by cheque, payable to Essex Wildlife Trust  Limited by a CAF voucher. Please quote reference MFN504900 on the reverse of the cheque or voucher.

Complete the order form below to order your commemorative leaf or bird online

Please choose the commemorative option you would like:

Please choose the commemorative option you would like:

The costs below are minimum donations

Placement preference on tree (if possible)


Words for your commemorative leaf

Line 1 (max 13 characters)
Line 2 (max 21 characters) 
Line 3 (max 20 characters) 
Line 4 / short date (max 10 characters) 

Words for your commemorative bird (left facing)

Words for your commemorative bird (right facing)

Your details

Terms and conditions

T's & C's
  • There is a limit of 470 leaves and 30 birds available. If the tree is full upon receipt of your request, we will contact you and your request will be processed once space becomes available.

  • The term on the tree commences once the leaf/bird is first displayed.

  • At the end of the term, you will be given the option to renew your dedicated leaf or bird, or have it returned for you to keep. 

  • We will assume that the address for the return of the leaf or bird is as above unless you notify us otherwise.

  • Your contact details will be kept on a secure database in case we need to make contact in future years regarding this installation.

  • Your contact details are not shared with any third parties or used for any fundraising mailings unless you have previously consented or do so in the future

  • The donation must be received in advance of the leaf/bird being engraved.          

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