If you want to become a tree when you die the know you are one of many.
In fact It is one of the most common requests from people ... they want to grow a tree, a bush or a rose from their loved one's ashes.
I used to tell people: don't use a pot, the bigger the hole in the ground the better, use plenty of compost preferably ericaceous. However in truth this advice is simply ways of diluting the ashes impact on the soil. A plants roots system doesn't like ashes - they don't like the Ph, the salts or the sodium. In fact if ashes are concentrated in a plants roots it will harm or severely inhibit growth, upsetting for everyone.
We have three options, first comes my top recommendation.
Why do I
like Love it?
- It works on a formula that has an active enzyme which feeds off on the ash turning it into a valuable nutrient.
- We have achieved 100% success.
- It's environmentally sound
- The ashes are actively absorbed
- It produces great results and gives the customer exactly what they - from the ashes in a living tree, the circle of life.
- Completely biodegradable
It takes twelve weeks for this specially formulated compost to break down the ashes and convert them into nutrients that will enrich the soil so the plant can grow.
These are our two other Ashes Planting choices:
The Living Urn and the Bios Urn are both good products, and the Bios Urn has been popular for some time now. The new American product the Living Urn is similar in the way it works and is very well presented in a bamboo case.
These products do look the part, but they both approach the ashes from a different angle. Both products separate the seed/seedling from the ashes, which the plant roots will seek to avoid, and prevent any contact with the ashes.
The urn itself will disintegrate over a longer period of time giving the plant a better chance of establishing itself so by the time the roots do come into contact with the ashes there is a much lower chance of the ashes causing any damage to the growth of the plant. But it is important for the customer to know that there will not be any integration for quite a long period which I'm not sure that currently they will be aware of, and I think it's important that they do understand the difference.