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MEMORIAL planting

The loss of a loved one is such a sad and life-changing experience, and nothing can bring them back. They live on in our memories and hearts, and planting rainforest trees in memoriam is one way to create a lasting tribute to the people that touch and touched our lives, and many species we plant will literally live for hundreds of years. For all plantings, we will provide a personalised certificate, place a small marker on site, provide you with photos and GPS location, and guide you to the site if you visit. Of course, we can also accommodate you to plant trees with us on site if desired. $12.50 per tree covers all costs.

To discuss planting trees as a memorial, please contact us here


"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love."

- Saint Basil


a POLICE memorial planting

On 16 February 2022 we were honoured to host the planting of 140 trees with five police officers from Mossman and Cairns stations and Michael Kerr (our mayor). These trees (where once was weeds) were planted as a living memorial to Senior Constable David Masters from Deception Bay, Sen. Constable Brett Forte from Toowoomba, Police dog PD K9 Rambo from Maryborough and police horse PH Manny - who all lost their lives in the line of duty. Twenty-five of these trees were also planted in memory of Edwin William Coit - father of a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band. A huge shout-out to so many who contributed funds from Brisbane and other areas to make this happen.


a recent MEMORIAL

With kind permission, here is a photo of a memorial planting of 500 trees we completed for Vicki and Gary in memory of Vicki's parents, George and Nadine in June 2019. The planting area was chosen in Cow Bay - in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest; with the plaque placed next to a popular walking path and adjacent to an all-year-round freshwater creek. Around 100 species of indigenous trees were planted, with many such species which will outlive us all.



George and Nadine were both originally from New Zealand, migrating to the Gold Coast in 1990.  They loved their new home, and proudly gained Australian citizenship several years later. 

George was an accomplished trumpet player, a keen gardener, an aficionado of meat pies, curried sausages and homebrew. George sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2005, but he will always be lovingly remembered as a true gentleman with a kind heart and a big smile.  Nadine was a chocoholic, an incessant talker and an avid collector of shoes with exactly matching accessories!   Nadine was also a formidable scrabble and bridge opponent and had a special talent for creating beautiful handcrafts. She admired Queensland’s wildlife and was a hard-working supporter of Bat Rescue Inc., raising her first flying-fox orphan at the age of 70. 
This plaque (supplied by the donors) measures 200mm x 150mm, which is the maximum allowed by council. We thought the location next to cool flowing water was fitting, and the writing on the plaque ends with "Smile an everlasting smile".  We have mounted it on a solid natural rock sourced from the local area, and as the trees grow it will become a discreet but visible part of the landscape. We have multiple areas approved for planting, and can accommodate a similar memorial for your loved ones at an equally suitable location. Please feel free to contact us via phone, email or the form below to discuss your wishes.

Please note that we currently have no sites available for memorial plaques

but all memorial plantings are marked with aluminium tags, GPS and photos provided.

DAINTREE life contact

For all enquiries regarding memorial planting, phone, email or use the form to the right.

Phone: 07 4098 9056





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