The National Memorial Arboretum was founded by David Childs as a place where the lives of people could be remembered by living trees that would grow and mature in a world at peace. It is a 150 acre site on the edge of the National Forest at Alrewas, Staffordshire.
Planting began in 1997 and plots and groves have been created for armed and merchant services, police and emergency services and many groups, associations and individuals. The site also celebrated the turn of a new century and the Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness offers tranquillity and reflection for all.
The RoadPeace Wood is part of this memorial with trees that are individually sponsored to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured because of a road crash.
Planting of trees in the RoadPeace Wood began in spring 2001 and the wood was dedicated on 10 August 2002.