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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 [...]

Scientists Has Discovered How A Man Can Live Forever As A Tree:

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 Scientists Has Discovered How A Man Can Live Forever As A Tree: SHOCKING DISCOVERY In the last days knowledge will increase according to the holy book bible. This word of God is happening now in this our generation. An Australian scientist Dr Cole and her team of scientist have discoverd [...]

Human ashes are transformed into plant food for trees by plant pathologists

Human ashes are transformed into plant food for trees by plant pathologists By Fiona Keating May 21, 2016 16:17 BST Dr Mary Cole used the ashes of a late friend to find out if the process was possibleGreater Melbourne Cemeteries Trust The latest advances in recycling developed by Australian plant pathologists have made possible [...]

CREMATED REMAINS TO NOURISH MEMORIAL TREES

CREMATED REMAINS TO NOURISH MEMORIAL TREES MAY 20, 2016 ENVIRONMENT / PARKS Australians wanting to live on as part of the environment after they die now have a new burial option, with a Melbourne research team discovering how to turn human ashes into plant food. Dr Mary Cole of the Agricultural Pathology and Biologocal [...]

Circle of life for scientist

  Warragul & Drouin Gazette 31 May 2016   Mary Cole doesn’t hesitate when asked what she want's done with her mortal remains. The Garfield scientist wants her ashes to fertilise a tree. “Absolutely! I’m not religious but I do believe that if you go and hug a tree, that’s a very spiritual experience.” [...]

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“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