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Living Legacy: From Grief to Growth

Living Legacy: From Grief to Growth Words by Georgina Reid . Images by Daniel Shipp | November 16, 2016 Warren Roberts’s best friend passed away 10 years ago. He didn’t cry at the funeral, and if you’d asked him how he was in the following years he would’ve told you he was fine. He [...]

Frangipani, flame tree, or lemon myrtle; what tree would you like to become?

Living Legacy Forest treats cremated ashes so that they nourish trees. 29 September 2016 By Heather Wiseman The concept of burying a loved-one’s ashes under a tree or flowering shrub isn’t as straightforward as you may think. Warren Roberts, founder and CEO of Living Legacy Forest, likens the alkalinity of ashes to [...]

Cremated remains offer ‘immortality’ as food for memorial trees

Australians wanting to live on as trees after they die now have a new burial option, with a Melbourne research team discovering how to turn human ashes into plant food. By Stephanie Ferrier Posted 19 May 2016, 6:14am PHOTO: Dr Cole used the ashes of a late friend to determine if the process [...]

Die then live as a tree

Die then live as a tree 26 May 2016 Australians wanting to live on as trees after they die now have a new burial option, with a Melbourne research team discovering how to turn human ashes into plant food. Source: ABC News Lead scientist Dr Mary Cole said she believed they had created a world-first process to [...]

SAVING OUR TREES

May 19, 2016 in Tree news | Tags: Costa Georgiadis ambassador The Living Legacy program, Dr Mary Cole The Living Legacy program, Greenfleet offset program, human ashes to fertiliser, memorial trees, The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust Melbourne, The Living Legacy program, tree planting, tree to mark a death, Warren Roberts The Living Legacy program [...]

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Testimonials

“It gave us absolute peace”

-Dianne Rich

“If we can connect with the longevity of trees, then the baton that we hand to the next generation is spiritually significant”

Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia Host

“All of our daughters were able to plant their own Legacy Trees in their own place to continue the presence of their late mother who was a passionate gardener”

-Andrew Troedel

“If I was going to be cremated, I would choose to be a lemon scented gum.”

Jacqui Weatherill, CEO Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

“My 15 year old god daughters planted the tree on Father’s day, a month after he passed away, and found  so much peace in the experience. 

Mishka King on behalf of the late William Francis Huff

“Some say: for the greater good of mankind, that’s not us, that’s generations to come”

Rob Gell, Environment advocate

“There is a very important connection between plants and people, if you’re planting a tree, it’s for the next generation, your not just planting it for yourself”

Tim Entwisle, Director Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens