Our deepest condolences if you need to buy a biodegradable urn for the ashes of a person that has died, our thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.
Our Bios Biodegradable Urn and tree sapling will provide a simple and unique permanent living memorial for you to celebrate your relationship and return them to the earth. Simply combine the ashes, the biodegradable tree urn and one of our tree saplings, find a meaningful spot and bury. Over a short period of time, the urn completely biodegrades and the tree roots combine with the ashes giving you a living memorial that is literally being supported by your loved one. If you wanted to take the memorial tree with you or keep it close, we suggest burying in a large container, larger the better. This means less chance of it drying out in Summer, getting blown over and becoming starved of nutrients (you should feed containerised trees annually with a generic tree feed when they are older).The potential issue of the salts and high alkalinity found in ashes and their impact on a young trees roots have been addressed as over time the ashes become closer to PH neutral and the salts become beneficial to the tree. Bios Urn is an innovative product that biodegrades after several months leaving you with a beautiful tree to enjoy and nurture. Over 15 years, across the world, 100,000's trees have been planted with a cherished loved one's ashes in the BIOS urn, and the results have shown no detriment to the young saplings growth. The Bios Urn leaves no trace to the human eye, leaving you a discreet and highly personal living memorial that gives something special back to the environment.
Tree Symbolism Explained
Below are the meanings for the trees listed above.
Alder: Nurturing | Giving | Protection | Music---- back to tree list
The ancient Celts believed the Alder tree symbolised giving and nurturing, due to the alder tree providing nutrients to the soil, much more than any other tree. The alder can successfully restore poor soil back to a healthy state, whilst similarly, when the leaves decompose in water it provides nutrients to the aquatic animals living there. The Alder tree roots were often noted as providing shelter for many fish, and legend also mentions the Alder tree being used to create wind instruments like whistles and flutes.