Our deepest condolences if you need to buy a biodegradable urn for the ashes of a person close to you that has died, we hope you can find some peace at this difficult time.
Our SPIRITREE Urn and tree saplings will provide a simple, unique and permanent living memorial for you to celebrate your relationship and return them to the earth. Simply add the ashes to the urn's lower biodegradable section, and pass the roots of one of our tree saplings through the hole in the ceramic top section through to the bottom container, and to the earth beneath, find a meaningful spot and plant the tree roots. Over a short period of time, the bottom urn container completely breaks down and the tree roots combine with the ashes giving you a living memorial that is literally being supported by your loved one.
The Spiritree Urn is an innovative product that unlike our other memorial tree urns will leave you with a permanent tree marker in the form of a ceramic collar that will encircle your remembrance tree as it grows. This decorative lid also prevents any dispersion of ashes and will mark the spot of your special burial place.
The potential issue of salts and high alkalinity found in ashes and the impact on a young tree's roots has been addressed by the designers of the Spiritree Urn and over time the ashes become closer to PH neutral and the salts become beneficial to the tree. The Spiritree Urn is an innovative product that biodegrades after several months leaving you with a discrete and personal memorial that also gives something special back to the environment.
Choosing Your Tree Species
Below is a list of trees linked with values, characteristics and symbolism from history. Click on the tree species to find out more.
The trees and Spiritree Urn come from separate locations so please expect different delivery dates of up to 10 working days. You will receive 12 x 1-2 year old saplings. We do this for several reasons.
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.