The Best Memorial Tree Urns for Your State

Our collection of Memorial Tree Urns are a hit with families looking for a way to celebrate life by planting a memorial tree.

These small, earth-conscious urns contain tree seeds in the lid, hold 35 cubic inches of cremated remains, and are buried (i.e. planted) in the ground.

Utilizing a special biodegradable and eco-friendly mixture which neutralizes the ph found in cremated ashes, these urns actually incorporate the remains into the growth process for the memorial tree.

Here’s a photo of one of these biodegradable burial urns, pictured in front of the beautiful Japanese Maple tree which will grow from it:

Grow a tree from cremated remains

Since these are “living memorials” which are used out in nature in various regions, at various times, and in various ways, we field quite a few questions from our customers about these unique items.

(You can browse the frequently asked questions about our tree urns – and find lots of additional helpful info – here.)

One common question we receive about these products is, “What is the best tree for my state or region?” Each state and land area varies considerably in temperature and ecosystems, so the best option is always to ask a local arborist for advice. But we can help you begin to pinpoint the right memorial tree by organizing these tree seed urns by state and planting zone, which is what we have done below.

We offer memorial trees for planting zones 3 through 10. Each product page shows an accurate but simplified map based on the USDA planting zones. This map will give you a good idea of whether a particular tree will work well in the intended area, but we do advise checking with local experts to ensure that the tree will grow well and that it will be a healthy addition to the indigenous plants native to the region.

If you live or would like to plant a memorial in zones 1, 2, 11, or 12, or if you would prefer a different variety of tree than what we offer, we suggest using our Personal Choice urn. This unit comes with the same biodegradable and eco-friendly plant matter which will neutralize the effects of the remains, but includes an area within the lid which will allow you to insert the seeds of your choice, creating a completely personalized memorial tree in honor of your loved one. This option enables you to plant a living memorial in just about any state or region imaginable.

Memorial trees by variety

Blue Spruce – Deodara Cedar – Dogwood Tree – Eastern Red Bud – Flowering Cherry – Ginkgo Biloba – Japanese Maple – Oak – Ponderosa Pine – Quaking Aspen – Sugar Maple – Tulip Poplar – Personal Choice (for your own seeds)

Look up your planting zone by zip code

Click here for the USDA planting hardiness map.

Memorial tree urns by planting zone

  • Blue Spruce (Zones 3-7)
  • Deodara Cedar (Zones 6-8)
  • Dogwood Tree (Zones 5-9)
  • Eastern Red Bud (Zones 4-9)
  • Flowering Cherry (Zones 5-8)
  • Ginkgo Biloba (Zones 3-10)
  • Jacaranda Tree (Zones 8-9)
  • Japanese Maple (Zones 5-8)
  • Mexican Fan Palm (Zones 8-10)
  • Oak Tree (Zones 3-7)
  • Ponderosa Pine (Zones 3-7)
  • Sugar Maple (Zones 3-8)
  • Palo Verde (Zones 8-9)
  • Quaking Aspen (Zones 3-8)
  • Tulip Poplar (Zones 4-9)
  • Personal Choice for Your Own Seeds (Any Zone)

Memorial tree urns by state

Alabama

Alabama, the “Heart of Dixie” state: Zones 7-9.

Memorial Tree Urns for Alabama

Alaska*

Alaska, the “Land of the Midnight Sun”: Zones 1-8.

Memorial Tree Urns for Alaska

*Since Alaskan temperatures can be extreme, be sure to check the USDA for more information, as well as your local arborist or nursery to ensure that the tree type will grow well in your area of Alaska.

Arizona

Arizona, the “Grand Canyon State”: Zones 6-10.

Memorial Tree Urns for Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas, the “Natural State”: Zones 7-8.

Memorial Tree Urns for Arkansas

California

California, the “Golden State”: Zones 5-10.

Memorial tree urns for Northern California
Memorial Tree Urns for Southern California

Colorado

Colorado, the “Centennial State”: Zones 4-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Colorado

Connecticut

Here’s Connecticut, the “Constitution State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Connecticut

Delaware

Delaware is, of course, the “First State”: Zone 7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Deleware

Florida

Florida is well-known as the “Sunshine State”: Zones 7-11.

Memorial Tree Urns for Florida

Georgia

Georgia, the “Peach State”: Zones 6-9.

Memorial Tree Urns for Georgia

Hawaii

We have memorial tree urns ideal for Hawaii, the “Aloha State”: Zones 9-11.

Memorial Tree Urns for Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho, which for some reason I always thought was the Potato State, is actually the “Gem State”: Zones 3-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Idaho

Illinois

Here’s Illinois, the “Prairie State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Illinois

Indiana

Indiana is famous as the “Crossroads of America”: Zones 5-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for Indiana

Iowa

Browse memorial tree urns for Iowa, the “Hawkeye State”: Zones 4-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for Iowa

Kansas

Take a look at Kansas, the “Sunflower State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Kansas

Kentucky

Kentucky is the “Bluegrass State”: Zones 6-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Kentucky

Louisiana

We have several memorial tree urns for Louisiana, the “Pelican State”: Zones 8-10. 

Memorial Tree Urns for Louisiana State

Maine

Browse memorial tree urns – including our Ponderosa Pine – for Maine, the aptly named “Pine Tree State”: Zones 3-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for Maine

Maryland

Maryland is the “Old Line State”: Zones 5-8.

Memorial Tree Urns for Maryland

Massachusetts

Here’s Massachusetts, the “Bay State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Massachusetts

Michigan

Michigan, the “Great Lakes State”: Zones 4-6.

Memorial Trees for Michigan

Minnesota

Check out the planting hardiness for Minnesota, the “North Star State”: Zones 3-5.

Memorial Tree Urns for Minnesota State

Mississippi

Browse memorial tree urns for Mississippi, the “Magnolia State”: Zones 7-9.

Memorial Tree Urns for Mississippi State

Missouri

Missouri is creatively nicknamed as the “Show Me State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Missouri

Montana

Browse memorial tree urns for Montana, the “Treasure State”: Zones 3-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for Montana State

Nebraska

Nebraska, the “Cornhusker State”: Zones 4-5.

Memorial Tree Urns for Nebraska

Nevada

Browse memorial tree urns for Nevada, the “Silver State”: Zones 4-10.

Memorial Tree Urns for Nevada

New Hampshire

Browse memorial tree urns for New Hampshire, the “Granite State”: Zones 3-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for New Hampshire

New Jersey

Here are the planting zones for New Jersey, the “Garden State”: Zones 6-7.

Plant a memorial tree in New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico really is the “Land of Enchantment”: Zones 4-9.

Memorial Trees for New Mexico State

New York

New York, the grand “Empire State,” has a surprisingly wide range of hardiness zones: Zones 3-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for New York State

North Carolina

Find the right seed types for North Carolina, the “Tar Heel State”: Zones 5-8.

North Carolina Memorial Tree Urns

North Dakota

Here’s North Dakota, the “Peace Garden State”: Zones 3-4.

North Dakota Memorial Trees

Ohio

Browse memorial tree urns for Ohio, the “Buckeye State”: Zones 5-6.

Memorial Tree Urns by State - Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the “Sooner State”: Zones 6-8.

Memorial Tree Urns for Oklahoma

Oregon

Many types of trees thrive in Oregon, the “Beaver State”: Zones 4-9.

Memorial Tree Urns for Oregon

Pennsylvania

Here’s the planting zone map for Pennsylvania, the “Keystone State”: Zones 5-7.

Pennsylvania Memorial Tree Urns

Rhode Island

Discover the best tree types for Rhode Island, the “Ocean State”: Zones 6-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for Rhode Island

South Carolina

Browse tree hardiness zones for South Carolina, the “Palmetto State”: Zones 7-9.

Memorial Tree Urns by State

South Dakota

South Dakota, the “Mount Rushmore State”: Zones 3-5.

Memorial Trees for South Dakota

Tennessee

Browse memorial tree urns for Tennessee, the “Volunteer State”: Zones 5-8.

Memorial Tree Urns for Tennessee

Texas

Browse memorial tree urns for Texas, the iconic “Lone Star State”: Zones 6-10.

East Texas Memorial Tree Urns
Texas Memorial Tree Urns

Utah

Take one guess as to why Utah is known as the “Beehive State”: Zones 4-9.

Utah State Memorial Tree Urns

Vermont

Vermont is affectionately known as the “Green Mountain State”: Zones 3-5.

Memorial Tree Urns by State: Vermont

Virginia

Browse memorial tree urns for Virginia, proudly known as “Old Dominion”: Zones 5-8.

Memorial Tree Urns by State: Virginia

Washington

Browse memorial tree urns for Washington, the “Evergreen State”: Zones 4-9.

Washington State Memorial Tree Urns

West Virginia

West Virginia, the “Mountain State”: Zones 5-7.

Memorial Tree Urns for West Virginia

Wisconsin

Discover Wisconsin, the “Badger State”: Zones 3-5.

Memorial Tree Urns for Wisconsin

Wyoming

Browse memorial tree urns for Wyoming, the “Equality State”: Zones 3-6.

Memorial Tree Urns for Wyoming

In any state or region, whatever the climate or ecosystem, there will always be indigenous trees and other plants that will grow well. If you find that our selection of trees doesn’t quite suit your needs or preferences, we suggest the Personal Choice option, which allows you to use absolutely any seeds – wildflowers, trees, bushes, you name it – to honor your loved one with a living memorial.

The Personal Choice is also ideal when pre-planning; since tree seeds have a somewhat limited viability duration (generally around two years, depending on variety), you may not want to purchase seeds in advance. Because it allows you to use your own seeds, the Personal Choice does not contain seeds and therefore will not expire. This allows you the opportunity to create a plan for a living memorial well in advance.

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