Chopwell Wood is a special and tranquil place, and many people love it. The Forestry Commission and the Friends receive requests for memorial benches and trees, and we understand that people do want to remember loved ones in this way. However, this is not something that is regularly done in Chopwell Wood, as special benches are sometimes damaged, and trees can also be damaged or become diseased – this causes further upset.
There is an agreed policy to welcome any donations via the Friends (as a registered charity) for general use in the care of the woodland. Our constitution ensures that donated money is used wisely in protecting and enhancing Chopwell Wood for generations to come – a legacy for the future from the past.
For those who are remembered at Chopwell Wood
Neil Brook – Forest Officer for Chopwell Wood 1988 to 1996
Alan Cumberledge – supporter and member
Phyllis Cumberledge – founder member and Trustee. A truly wonderful lady very sadly missed by all
Bill Storey – supporter and member, Bill managed “Friends” projects in the wood
Heather Storey – supporter and member
Tom Corr – Chopwell Wood was his playground
Ramon, Charlie & Eddy Slater – remembered by their family
Brian Maughan – Chopwell Wood Head Forester 1981 to 1988
The leaves of memory fall and are gathered and treasured in our woodland