The myth is that human ashes are good for nature and the same as wood ashes. The truth is that untreated cremation ash has been proven to be harmful to soil and tree health due to their high pH and salt content.
Bring a loved one’s ashes to a planting ceremony and let our experts transform your ashes into Living Legacy Trees.
Be a part of the community that are creating new forests that connect people to the beauty that life created.
Create a legacy that lives on
What if trees were the new cemeteries?
What if people’s ashes could live on with trees? People could connect to the beauty that life created as opposed to what’s lost.
Untreated cremation ashes have a pH of 12 which is the same as bleach and oven cleaner and have been proven to cause detrimental effects on tree health. Creating a Living Legacy tree is the environmentally conscientious way to return them to the earth.
Our process uses proven science to transform the ashes so they can nurture and sustain a tree which family and friends can celebrate the beauty that life creates.
The science of change - The truth about ashes
The Living Legacy treatment converts ashes into living molecules that help trees grow.
The myth is that human ashes are the same as wood ashes and are good for nature. The truth is untreated cremation ashes have the same pH as bleach and oven cleaner and are proven to cause lasting harm to soil and tree health.
We have perfected an organic treatment that detoxifies and unlocks hidden nutrients from human ashes.
"We thank you with all our hearts for providing this most beautiful opportunity. Today we planted our tree in memory of my son. Not only has this brought us peace knowing that we can continue to experience my son's life through the growth and beauty from our tree over many years, but his legacy lives on with 500 trees planted in forests. If everyone does this we can all make a difference."
"Such a phenomenal idea. It brings about the true connection we all have with nature and honors generations past, present and future. Thank you Living Legacy Forests."
"It was such a nice feeling for us to be able to be part of preparing our own resting place. With the freshness and freedom of such a beautiful location together with the knowing that our final location will be part of the environment as part of our favourite gum tree, the Citriodora, a tree that has been a part of our whole married life at our family home and it will continue to be here. Thank you for creating a concept that allows a more sustainable way of remembering our loved ones and benefiting the planet with reforestation."
"Dad and I enjoyed her [Mum] becoming a tree... As a mathematician and environmental scientist, we knew the first law of thermodynamics - that matter can't be created or destroyed, it just transforms."
"Mum loved best being out and about in the Aussie 'bush'. It is fitting she is now 'home among the gum trees'."