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Can I be planted as a tree when I die?

It’s a question we get all the time… “Can I be planted as a tree when I die?”

You’ve heard about this idea, and you’re intrigued. But will it work for you? Is it easy to do? What are the requirements, the regulations, the holdups, the costs, the prep? How does it work? Do you have to send out your remains – or those of your loved one? Does it only work with cremation? Or can you do full-body burial? What kinds of trees are available? How much actual work is involved?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Continue reading Can I be planted as a tree when I die?

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5 Ways You Can Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

Planting a tree to honor the memory of a loved one – family member, friend, pet – is a beautiful tribute with significant and life-affirming symbolism. We’re always on the lookout for creative and unique “living memorials” and eco-friendly funeral and memorial options (see here, here, herehere, and here for a few examples), so we’ve had a chance to gather plenty of ideas. Check out these 5 ways you can plant a tree in memory of a loved one.  Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

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Mailbag: Purchasing More Than One Urn

Purchasing Cremation Urns

From the reader mailbag, a question covering a variety of topics, including:

  1. Purchasing more than one urn (for each child in the family)
  2. Shipping memorial trees to Canada
  3. Planning ahead

Continue reading Mailbag: Purchasing More Than One Urn

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Mailbag: Memorial Tree Urn with Iris Bulbs

Memorial Urn

From the mailbag, we have another unique question about our Memorial Tree Urns, this time about planting dwarf iris bulbs in a small container along with the urn. It’s always fascinating to see the many ways these memorial planters can be used! Continue reading Mailbag: Memorial Tree Urn with Iris Bulbs

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Memorial Tree Urn Unboxing

Unboxing an Eternitrees Urn

Our memorial tree urns are an increasingly popular choice for family and friends to honor their loved one in an unique way. These aren’t simply trees that are planted in memory of a loved one; the cremated remains (or “ashes”) are planted in the ground inside the urn, which includes the tree seeds and biodegrades over time. This causes the remains to be mixed with the clay-based, nutrient-enriched urn to actually provide nutrients for the tree from the ashes, helping the memorial tree grow healthy and strong. Continue reading Memorial Tree Urn Unboxing