The area is a 25 acre plot and has been extensively surveyed for its suitability and environmental impact.
The young woodland consists of oak trees planted alternately with birch, pine, cherry and larch as nurse species. Thinning of these trees will take place as part of good forestry practice, but no healthy trees will be felled to accommodate burials.
Burials take place in open glades within the woodland and can be accessed by grass tracks which are kept mown. The graves are dug by hand or mini excavator at a depth of 4ft 3ins spaced 2m from any tree stem and 1m from neighbouring graves.
Funeral directors oversee the service. All burials are mapped and logged in detail. Once each area has been filled the area will revert to woodland, but the paths will be maintained. In the event of any future sale of the woodland, the land will be kept in trust to guarantee the site in perpetuity.