How You Can Recycle Your Body After Death: A Biodegradable Urn That Can Turn Your Cremains Into A Tree Of Your Choice

This is a beautiful old Oak tree in Savannah, Georgia
This is a beautiful old Oak tree in Savannah, Georgia | Source

I Would Like To Be Cremated And Become An Oak Tree After My Death

I have had discussions with my family concerning my wishes after my death. I definitely want to be cremated. I never liked the idea of being in the cold wet ground.

I recently learned of a revolutionary product that enables a person to become a tree after death! I just love this idea. The more trees we plant, the cleaner the air will become.

I am a big believer in recycling anything possible, so why not recycle our bodies??


More Information About The Urn


1. The urn comes assembled and ready to be taken to the place chosen for the regeneration.

2. Remove the seal and the outer packaging of the urn.

3. Put the ashes in the urn’s lower part. Close it with the top part and put the soil with the seed in it.

4. Bury the urn in fertile soil with its top level with the soil surface and water it.

5. In a few days the seed will germinate and your tree will begin to grow.

6. The tree will continue to grow year after year.

How Can You Recycle Your Body After Death?

This is how this concept works: Inside the biodegradable urn is a tree seed. You may choose what kind of tree you would like to be at the time of purchase. You may become a Pine Tree, an Oak Tree or a Maple Tree.

The urn is sealed until time for it to be used. It can be stored for years at room temperatures.

Before the urn is buried into the ground, The enclosed components are mixed with some of the soil from where you want your tree to grow. Your cremains are then added.

I believe this would be the job of the crematorium.

I have already purchased a cremation service. I do not want my family to have to plan and pay for my cremation. The cost of this biodegradable urn is around $150.00.

Your Family May Keep Some Of Your Ashes

If your family wants to keep some of your ashes for themselves, they can do that, too. The urn has a recommended ash level and should not be overfilled.

I like the idea of living on after my death as a stately Oak Tree!


The more I think of this recycling idea, the more I like it.

My Hubby's Site Where I'd Like To Become A Tree

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I Will Be Planted Next To My Husband

Some of my husband's ashes are buried in our local Memorial Garden. We have received permission from that garden to allow my urn to be buried close to him.

This the first time they say they have ever been requested to plant a recycled human tree in their garden, They like the idea, and I am very happy to know I will be able to contribute to the beauty of this garden by becoming an Oak tree.



I Would Like To Live Forever As An Oak Tree

Yes, I would like to live forever as a majestic Oak Tree for many reasons:

I could live on for many years.

I could give shelter to those people who would sit underneath my boughs for shade and reflection.

I like to think of little squirrels feasting on my acorns and playing all over my sturdy limbs.

I would give my husband shade standing over him for eternity.


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Some Facts About The Mighty Oak Tree


Oak trees are under the threat of extinction. Large areas of Oaks have been destroyed to make way for livestock grazing and for other crops; mainly coffee plantations in Central America.

Lumber made from Oak is widely used in quality furniture. Whenever I shop for antiques, I look for pieces made of solid Oak. Those pieces will last forever.

My former house which was built in 1900 still has the original Oak flooring.

The leaves and acorns of the Oak are poisonous to cattle, horses, sheep and goats when eaten in a large amount. This does not seem to be true of the domestic pig, though. When I was growing up on a farm, our hogs would love to eat the acorns without any problems!

We all know how much our little squirrels enjoy acorns, and they don't seem to suffer any consequence.

The Oak is a common symbol of strength, and it has been chosen as the National Tree of many countries, including the United States!

Oak is widely used in quality furniture. Whenever I shop for antiques, I look for pieces made of solid Oak. Those pieces will last forever.

My former house which was built in 1900 still has the original Oak flooring.

The leaves and acorns of the Oak are poisonous to cattle, horses, sheep and goats when eaten in a large amount. This does not seem to be true of the domestic pig, though. When I was growing up on a farm, our hogs would love to eat the acorns without any problems!

We all know how much our little squirrels enjoy acorns, and they don't seem to suffer any consequence.

The Oak is a common symbol of strength, and it has been chosen as the National Tree of many countries, including the United States!

A Majestic Oak Tree

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A Good Video Showing How This Concept Works

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Randy Godwin profile image

Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

Very interesting idea, Mary. What, no sassafras tree offered? :o


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is a fantastic idea! I want to be cremated too and I would love to be fertilizer for a tree. Look at all the ground graves are taking up? It has to stop somewhere and I am so glad to hear about this. Surely the government will put their nose and two cent in it though before it is through! Maybe we will make it before they do. lol


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

I have never heard of this before -- what an interesting and delightful idea. Is it for real? How amazing.


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Bob Bamberg 2 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

I think your hubber and bubbler friends would line up to carve their initials in your trunk, Mary. I had never heard of this concept, but I like it very much. Interesting hub, voted up, useful and interesting.


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Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

An interesting concept, recycling the remains. I think I'd choose maple.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Randy, Hey, Sassafras does sound good! I'm not sure about that. Great seeing you! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Regards, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good morning, Jackie! Oh, yes, it is only a matter of time before the govt. will step in and try to tax us for using this service!!

I'm so glad you like this idea, too!

Thanks so much, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Phyllis ,

Evidently this invention has been out for quite a while. I just learned of it, and I am certainly going to order one for my family to use!

I think it is pretty amazing, too!

Good to see you , Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hello there, Bob

I would love for my friends to carve their initials on my truck! That would be SO neat!

Thanks for taking the time to read, comment, and vote, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Marie, I chose an Oak cause I grew up in the south where there were many Oaks, and I miss those here in Florida.

I like Maple trees, too, though.....

I'm glad you like this concept,

My best, Mary


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velzipmur 2 years ago from Maryland

that is awesome mary615! this is a great article, thanks for thin information, I think an oak is what I would like to live on as.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I know a few people who would not want to think of such things, but I love this idea and I'm all for it. Really cool article, Mary!


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love this idea, Mary! I didn't know that such a plan was available. What a lovely legacy to leave behind. Thank you for the information.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What a lovely idea. I like it! This is the first I have heard of turning cremations into a tree.


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Mary, I didn't know about this procedure and I'm impressed by the concept. An Oak tree for me. Thanks for the hub and information.


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Chin chin 2 years ago from Philippines

This is the first time I have heard about this and I don't think it is available in our country. It's an interesting idea. Though cremation is not traditional in our country, many have been opting for this type of service already.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, velzipmur. I'm glad you agree this idea is awesome! I 'm like you: I want to be an Oak Tree, too!

Thanks for reading my Hub, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, billbuc! How nice to see you! I just believe death is a part of living and we all have to do it at one time or another! I'm so glad you like this idea, too.

My best to you, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi AliciaC Well this idea was all new to me too, and I'm excited about it. I'd rather be recycled as a tree than have my ashes thrown to the wind! I'm happy you like this idea of leaving one's legacy behind.

Regards, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there rebceccamealey, I'm so happy you also like the idea of becoming a tree after death!!

Good to see you, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi travmaj, This is all new to me, too, but I'm excited about the concept of becoming an Oak tree!!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Chin chin, More and more people here in the US are opting for cremation due to the high costs of a traditional funeral and land is becoming scarce for cemeteries.

Nice to see you, Mary


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

That is such a wonderful idea, nobody likes to think about it, but what a good way to go! I had never heard of it before, so this is new to me, voted up and shared!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I think this is a great idea! I actually told my family a few months ago that this is what I would like for me, one day. Not any time soon though! :)


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell, yes, no one wants to think about death, but it is part of life! I really like this idea and hope you do too.

Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, there Sunshine!! Good to see you. I feel better knowing I have discussed this with my family. No, we don't want to rush being turned into a tree, do we???

Thanks for reading and commenting! Goodnight, Mary


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

One lovely post . what a lovely suggestion


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, MG Singh, Many thanks for reading my Hub! Glad you like the idea.


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Keeley Shea 2 years ago from Norwich, CT

Incredible - What a great idea! I would feel like I was giving back to the earth as a thank you for my life. Hmmmm....thank you for writing this hub!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Keeley Shea, I'm glad you also like this idea! What a nice way to look at this concept: to give back to the earth as a thank you...

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

I love this idea; I would do this in a heartbeat. I think the only real dilemma would be where to have it planted as we don't have any family-owned land.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, WiccanSage I'm glad you agree with this concept and like it. It could be a problem as to where the tree would be planted. My family and I have discussed this with the local Memorial Park where some of my husband's cremains are buried. They have given us permission to plant me right next to him in the park!

I am very happy about this arrangement.

My best to you, Mary


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a unique idea! I had not heard of this previous to reading your article. It would be wonderful if places like our national parks or state parks would allow these types of trees to be planted because then we could be assured of them being preserved for a long time to come. This takes recycling to another level! Up votes, sharing and pinning to my Do You Know This? board.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy. Oh, I would love to be planted in a National Park! What a great idea. My family has just received word for the Memorial Park where some of Doc's ashes are they will allow me to be "planted" right alongside him. They welcome trees!!

I'm a big believer in recyling, and I think this is a wonderful idea to recycle cremains.

Thanks for the votes, share, and the PIN

My best, Mary


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heidithorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

This is a so much more earth friendly and fulfilling than the funerary customs we observe in this country! I definitely want to go the remains in space route. But good to know these other options are available. Thanks for sharing the info!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, heidithorne I wouldn't mind going up into space, either!! That may be a little out of my budget, though.

I'm kind of excited about living on as an oak tree!

Good to see you, Mary


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Mary What a delightful idea and an alternative to ponder. It seems like new ideas pop up all the time. I might just like to be a tree for people to see. I love trees, and many are so beautiful. I wish there were fruit trees. I always think of eating. Thanks for sharing and I will pass this hub on to others. Blessings. Audrey. Great writing.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there Audrey, I'm glad you think this idea is delightful. I would much rather be a tree than anything else I can think of.

Right now the Co. only offers the 3 trees, but they may develop a fruit tree later on; who knows??

I'm happy you liked the Hub enough to pass it on! My best to you! Mary


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, Mary, I can see you as a mighty Oak tree! This is a fascinating revelation here you have presented. I may present this to my son who has told of us his "idea" of what he would like should he die, and that is to have a big celebration of his life where all of his friends gather around and shoot his remains out of shot guns into the air, I presume! Well, I am praying he likes the tree idea better, maybe even be allowed to plant it in his yard so his three children can sit under it (him) one day. He is not dying that I know of, but at least he has thought about it : ( ... as we never know when it will be our time.

I would like to be an Oak tree too! In fact, my nickname on my husband's side of the family is "Tree" ... back when we were so young, 16 & 17 and dating, one of my husband's little two year old cousins could not pronounce my given name when she saw our photo together and "Tree" is what came out. Then my husband's brother added "Oak" to that and so ... perfect for me too.

Up and more, tweeting, pinning and sharing

So glad to see you back at HP and writing! You have been missed.

Hugs and love,

Faith Reaper


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Faith, I am so happy you also like the idea of becoming a tree after death! I like the idea of giving back to the earth that has sustained me for so long. I'm especially happy to know I will be able to grow and to give shade to my beloved hubby.

It's good to be back on HP. I have been writing at Bubblews for about six months, but I have missed HP and all the wonderful friends I've made here (YOU).

Thanks for your welcome back; that means a lot to me.

I appreciate your votes, tweet, Pin and the share.

Happy Mother's Day and love, Mary


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teaches12345 2 years ago

This is a great option when considering burial for anyone. I do like the idea of becoming an oak tree and helping the environment.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi teaches12345 I'm glad you agree with this concept, too. I just think it would be wonderful to live on as an oak tree!!

Thanks for reading and commenting, good to see you! Mary


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Hi Mary

I had never heard of this either. What a cool idea and it makes sense. Everything that helps our environment is very welcome. A really useful and interesting read.

Anna


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Anna, I sure think it is a great idea. I like the idea of being an oak tree standing over my Hubby for years to come.

I'm glad you agree it is a good idea.

My best, Mary


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Mary, This is a fantastic idea, and I have shared it and am pinning. I want to be cremated, return to the earth and not take up precious land that could be used by other creatures. What an awesome idea to accelerate the spirit of giving back by including a seed and soil with one's remains.


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Meisjunk 2 years ago from Pennsylvania

I've had this same discussion with my family! I love this idea so much.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, FlourishAnyway. Your feelings are exact the same as mine: why take up more space on this earth after death? Leave the land to sustain other living creatures!

I'm so happy you liked this concept, too. I am so happy to become a tree beside my Hubby, too.

Thanks for the share and the Pin, my best, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hello, Meisjunk. I'm so glad you agree with this new concept in returning as tree after we die.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

This is a marvelous idea! I've already decided on cremation and--to take it a step further--I do not want a 'traditional' funeral, with 'viewing' of my body in a coffin by everyone who shows up. The thought has always made me cringe. I realize my family and closest friends may want to say goodbye to my shell, but this can be done right after my 'departure.' I prefer the idea of a celebratory memorial with photos of me during happy days and memories shared (especially the funny ones). I may even write my own obit! Haha. Thanks for this hub and wonderful idea.

Voted Up+++

Jaye


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jaye. I feel the same way you do! I think death is a private thing, and I do not want people to see me in a coffin!!

I'm so glad you like the idea of becoming a tree after death. I'm making my plans now to become an oak tree!

Thank for reading, commenting and the votes, mary


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I love this concept, Mary. I want to be cremated. At first I wanted my ashes spread in my garden to help grow new life. This is a wonderful idea. I love trees. I'm glad someone came up with this way of truly giving back to the Earth.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, bravewarrior. We live very near the ocean, and my original idea was to be scattered there, but now I want to be an oak tree and grow near my hubby. I'm so glad you like this idea of becoming a tree after death.

Yes, I like the idea of "giving back" to the earth, my best, Mary


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molometer 2 years ago

This is a great solution to the huge expense of the average funeral and it gives something back to the planet.

I quite fancy the idea too.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, molometer! I like the idea of returning something to the earth after I die,too. I am glad you like this idea too

Thanks for reading, Mary


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Mary, I tweeted this hub and now have a manufacturer of biodegradable urns following me on Twitter!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

What! Is that good or bad? That is strange! Should I thank you?


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I don't know. It's kinda freaky, huh?


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

I like the idea of becoming a tree. Never thought this idea could become feasible. Very interesting!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Martie. I'm glad you like the idea of becoming a tree, too! I'd like to return to the earth as a tree; that would make me happy!

I can stand over my beloved hubby.

Good to see you, Mary


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alexadry 2 years ago from USA

This is a fascinating topic and an appealing idea I haven't heard of before. Voted up and interesting. The best thing is that trees are needed and a forest would be a much better investment in space than several cemeteries.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, alexadry. I'm happy you like the idea of a biodegradable urn, too. Yes, I don't want to take up more space on this earth after I die. I'd much rather become a tree.

Thanks for reading and for the vote, my best, Mary


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torrilynn 2 years ago

Overall, i think that this a great and yet strange idea. i like the concept, it's just that i've never heard of it before. thanks for this hub. voted up and shared.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, torrilynn Yes, it is sort of strange when you first hear about this, but the longer I thought about it, the better I liked the idea.

I am convinced I want to live on after death as an oak tree.

Thanks so much for reading about this concept, the votes and the share, Mary


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cclitgirl 2 years ago from Western NC

Ya know, I like this idea! I always wanted to be cremated and have my ashes spread out over the lake where my husby proposed to me. :)

But, perhaps I should become a tree at that same lake, hehe.

Love this. Hope you are well!


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jlpark 2 years ago from New Zealand

I'd heard of this previously, and decided that yup - that'll be what I do.

We even considered a "jacaranda" tree - as I'm Jacqui...so hehehe.

I thought about it just now, and wonder if my daughter (who is only 3mths old right now) buys a property when she is older - and plants me there - I can imagine my grandchildren swinging from branch of Granny's tree....and I kinda like that idea!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, cclitgirl, I'm so glad you like the idea of becoming a tree after death. I think that is such a great idea for you to become a tree at the same lake where your hubby proposed.

I love the idea of shading my beloved hubby's grave site by becoming a tree.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, jlpark That would be so neat if you could come back as a jacaranda tree!!

What a wonderful idea to become a tree where your grandchildren could swing from a branch. You gave me big goosebumps when I read what you said.

I'm happy you like this idea, Mary


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

You are lucky in that you know ahead of time where your remains will be planted and get to nourish a tree. Lovely thought! I will tweet, G+ this and share again.


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Rochelle Frank 2 years ago from California Gold Country

Sof if it's an oak it will end up as someone's kitchen cupboards. A pine will be a Christmas tree for one season, and Maple syrup will end up on the pancakes... I guess it's good to be useful for something rather than just taking up plot space.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Peggy W. I'm glad you think my idea of becoming a tree after death is a lovely thought!

Now I've taken care of one more thing my children won't have to deal with. They love this idea, too!

Thanks so much for the shares, I appreciate that. My best, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Rochelle Frank. I love your comment! Yes, how nice it is to know I can be useful even after death. I've always known I don't want to take up more space after death like in a cemetary!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful hub and I am glad to know it from you. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, prasetio30. So nice to see you. Thanks so much for reading my idea of becoming a tree after death. I certainly like the concept.

Thanks for the votes, too. My best, Mary


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This is really an appealing end that makes perfect sense. I saw the title and had to come by and check out what this meant. Fantastic idea on the ultimate recycling project for our lives. Voted way up.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, PegCole. I like that: "the ultimate recycling project". That is exactly what I have in mind!! I'm a great believer in preserving our earth in any way we can.

I agonized over the title to tell you the truth, and I'm still not happy with it. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks for reading and for the votes, Mary


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Was just talking with my daughter about this one day last week. I told her I wanted to become an oak tree! Not a live oak, but either a red, black, or white oak like we have up north where I grew up.

Interesting that you have chosen an oak tree as well. I think this is such a great idea given how expensive funerals are nowadays. Very informative hub!

Voted up, UI, posted on FB, and I added a link to this article in my link capsule in my hub 'Do You Know When You Will Die? All About Death,' etc. Will share with followers on HP also.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Au fait I'm happy you like the concept of becoming an Oak tree after death; maybe you could get to be a White Oak!

This concept is so new......most people have never even heard of it, so I'd be happy to share this information with them, and by your shares, maybe it will help to spread the word! Thank you.

I would be honored to have you add a link to your most informational and well researched Hub and I would be like to do the same.

Again, thanks for the votes, and the shares, my best, Mary


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imtii 2 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Living on like a tree is a impossible thing for me. Anyway I really liked the ideas you gave here and your thinking is great. Great hub giving a vote. I will visit you often mary615 .


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, imtii I'm glad you like the idea of becoming a tree after death. It won't be possible for some people, but I'd sure like to become an Oak tree.

Thanks for taking the time to read and the vote, Mary


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watergeek 2 years ago

OK, now I know what my own funeral will be like. ;) Thanks for this Mary. I've always had an affinity for trees, and am trained and certified as a Druid, which is very tree-based. You did a good job of describing your future as an oak tree.

In Druidry the oak represents primeval strength and the ability to overcome and survive. How's that for an after-death prognostication?


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, watergeek How fascinating! I'm not familiar with Druidry, but I do believe the mighty Oak represents strength and beauty. You would probably enjoy knowing you could live on an Oak tree. I'm going to Google Druidry to find out more.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my Hub, Mary


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watergeek 2 years ago

Hey Mary - If you haven't found it yet, here is the most hands-on authoritative site on Druidry there is . . . since they're the genuine thing: http://www.druidry.org/

Enjoy exploring!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, watergeek Yes, thank you for the link you sent me. I went there last night, but it was late. I will pay the site another visit today. Thank you very much.

Hope you have a nice day! Mary


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GlennaJones 2 years ago from Orlando, Florida

I had heard about being planted in the ocean to become part of a coral reef but this is the first time I heard about becoming tree fertilizer. I think that is a wonderful idea.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, GlennaJones. I'm glad you agree this is a wonderful idea! I certainly want to recycle my body after death as an Oak tree!

This was a new concept for me, too, but one I truly like.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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ChitrangadaSharan 24 months ago from New Delhi, India

This is a unique hub and I have never heard of this earlier. I do understand that you feel very strongly about this as I have also read about your hub on Cremation.

You are a noble soul, since you want to be useful to mankind even afterwards. I really liked this idea of turning the urn into an Oak tree. This is so beneficial for nature and our environment Thanks for providing the details about the same.

Long time back, I had read a fairytale that after death, humans become trees. Might be true! Somehow it is still there in my mind.

When I walk past trees, I always feel they are looking at me, perhaps sharing my joys and worries.

And I have to confess, in my moments of extreme disappointments in the past, hugging any old tree's strong trunk tightly and telling it my worries has provided me extreme solace.

This is a wonderful hub, voted up and pinned!


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mary615 24 months ago from Florida Author

ChitrangadaSharan, good morning! I'm happy you like the idea of turning our bodies into a tree after death. I read your beautiful Hub about trees, and I agreed with your thoughts on trees.

Trees are such magnificent things, I think.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes and the Pin. Mary


Christal 23 months ago

Sassafras would have been my first choice also, they should definitely concider adding that to the list!


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mary615 23 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Christal. I like the Sassafras tree, too. Maybe the companies doing this urn will add a seed for that tree later on.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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oceansnsunsets 22 months ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Mary, I just saw this hub on your featured hubs section of your profile and had to comment! Some friends and I, and then my parents and I were discussing this kind of thing. Of what to do after death, and how we don't like the airtight expensive caskets that are sometimes buried in vaults, for the very reason you state. Because one's body remains almost trapped and not going back to the earth. I think we were intended to be dust to dust, so to speak, and be part of the natural cycle of things. So I like this as an idea for sure! How great an idea to be part of a mighty oak tree! I love it. Thank you for sharing, and I loved the pictures of the beautiful oaks. Just wonderful! Voted up and shared, pinned.


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, oceansnsunsets Thanks for your opinion on this subject. I hate the idea of being buried in the cold wet ground. I have taken up enough space on this earth during life!

My children all are aware of my desire to become an Oak tree after death, and I'm sure they will honor my wishes.

Thank you for your comment, the votes, the share and the Pin. Mary


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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

I'm back to G+ this. It's a fantastic idea and I hope more people consider it.


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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

I'm glad you like the idea of a biodegradable Urn for cremains, too, FlourishAnyway Thanks for helping to spread the word by sharing, Mary


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Peggy W 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

I was telling my hubby about this just the other day because I remembered reading about it here. Instead of just sprinkling our ashes, this puts them to a greater purpose. Going to share this once again and pin it to Awesome HP. I was going to tweet it but it is 2 letters too long and it would not go through.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Peggy W I'm happy to learn you and your Hubby like this idea of becoming a tree after death. I have told my children of my wishes, and supplied them with the company's information.

Thanks so much for sharing, and pinning. Thanks for trying to tweet it.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!! Mary


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Dolores Monet 20 months ago from East Coast, United States

What a beautiful idea! But in some areas there are so many restrictions on what you can do with cremains. The cemeteries I know have some pretty strict regulations on cremains. It's all about how much money they'll make and how they've lobbied local government to enact such laws.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Dolores Monet I'm so glad you like the idea of turning our cremains in a tree! If one decided on this option, they could plant the tree in a place of their choice, assuming the land belonged to them. I already have permission from the cemetery where our memorial is for my Hubby to plant "my tree" there.

Maybe your local cemetery would like to have a beautiful tree added. Thanks for the visit today, Mary


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grand old lady 20 months ago from Philippines

I thought this would be a sad article about dying, but instead you made it a very happy and positive article about the continuity of life and what you can give in the afterlife as a tree. The video was also very beautiful. You are a wonderful writer:). I have shared this with my friends on Hub pages.


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poetryman6969 20 months ago

This seems like a cool way to deal with the whole dying thing. I never could get with those who believe in Sky Towers or Towers of Silence where you leave the body to eaten by vultures. If I am going to be recycled anyway, I think I prefer your way.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, grand old lady Thanks so much for reading, and for the nice compliment on my writing. I'm so glad you like the idea of becoming a tree after death. Thanks for sharing so others may become aware of this method. I just think this concept is very exciting!

Thanks for the share, too. Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, poetryman6969 Oh, I would much rather live on as a tree than eaten by vultures! I'm glad you agree on this concept of living on as a tree. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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dghbrh 20 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Like many of my friends here, I have never heard of this. But a very wonderful idea so far. After death..to live and living too in a great style and to offer so much to the mankind is really an idea worth pondering about, my friend. I definitely would love to live after my death as a beautiful tree, but well I am at a lose to decide the tree really as i like so many trees. But I will decide in due course of time. Thanks for this wonderful share. Shared and voted up.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi dghbrh When I first told my family about my desire to "come back" as an Oak tree, they thought I was just joking, but I assured them this is really what I want. They think it's a great idea, too.

I'm so glad you like this idea. Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary

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