The Wanderling Woods is the only known graveyard for the elves with about 100 graves, more or less, in it, because of elves indefinite lifespan. Instead of gravestones (like us humans traditionally use), the elves plant a seed with the deceased person's hair wrapped around it. When the tree grows from the seed it will resemble physical characteristics of those who passed away.
The Wanderlings was described as a very quiet place with not even the sound of birds. Each grave has a grave with a unique tree based on the person's DNA. There is a gold archway with white flowers and the words, "Those Who Wander Are Not Lost". A saying that Sophie notes is quite similar to a saying written by J.R.R. Tolkien in his series The Lord of the Rings.
There is a wanderling seed that is wrapped with a strand of hair from the deceased person for DNA. When it is planted, the tree will grow, absorbing the DNA and resembling the deceased, taking on features of the person in the form of leaves, flowers, and such.
Trees and GravesEdit
Cyrah Endal- Her tree is a willow with red leaves and small, purple flowers. Her tree was planted when people thought she died from a leaping accident, but she actually was murdered by Lady Gisela.
Dexter Alvin Dizznee (still alive)- His tree has a twisted trunk, spiky red leaves, and periwinkle berries. It has grown twice as tall as Sophie's tree and has periwinkle flowers that smell bad. His was planted when he and Sophie Foster were kidnapped.
Jolie Ruewen- Her tree is graceful and wispy, pale, with large, turquoise blossoms. The leaves are green with Spanish moss. It smells like sugar and honey. Within the branches is a charm bracelet that Grady and Edaline gave to her while Jolie was still living. They add charms every year at the anniversary of her death. In Exile, Edaline and Grady bring a special solution made by the gnomes that causes a glittering, purple-flowered vine to grow around the tree.
Fintan (still alive)- It is unknown what Fintan's grave looks like but it is assumed that he was buried in The Woods.
Sophie Elizabeth Foster (still alive)- Her tree is described as pale and scrawny, with yellow, star shaped leaves and brown bean pods. Grady and Edaline also brought her a charm bracelet when they thought she was dead. Sophie's tree is thought of as plain despite her role in the series.