Planting a memorial tree urn

Where to Plant Memorial Tree Urns

Last Updated on January 30, 2019

From the reader mailbag we have a question about where to plant our memorial tree urns.

I would just like to know where in the US there are grounds in which these trees can be planted to insure they won’t be harmed. I live in New Jersey and do you have to use several of these containers for just one person? I’m considering it for myself when the time comes. I am a woman weighing 125 lbs.and about 5’7″ tall. It would be nice if all of my ashes could fit into one container. I like the idea of being a tree. Thank you.


Hi Anita,

Thanks for asking! These are great questions about our memorial tree urns. First, where to plant the trees is completely up to you. You can arrange an area in private property, or perhaps get clearance from a state park or national forest or other public lands. Depends on if you want it out in the wild, or at a relative’s home, or any other specific or special area.

Memorial Tree Urns Grown from Ashes
This biodegradable cremation urn grows a lovely Dogwood tree.

Second, these urns hold 35 cubic inches of remains. That’s roughly equivalent to 35 lbs of body weight, so if you wanted to have all the remains used we’d recommend 4 urns. You can also plant just one or two and have the rest of the remains scattered nearby – it’s up to you.

While we’re at it, here are a few helpful resources for our memorial tree urns:

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Daniel Szczesniak

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