Frequently asked questions
Our turns cremated ash into nutrients that provide sustenance to the tree for seven years; which is sufficient amount of time for the tree to establish itself with new seeds and seedlings that live on.
In the event that a tree dies prematurely, one application of bio-liquid to the same area where the tree was planted re-activates the microbes which convert the ash into nutrients allowing you to re-plant a new tree in the same location.
We also provide a crystal keepsake which you can store some of the ashes or some seeds for future planting or for safe keeping.
While cremation methods have changed over time, ashes do not have a “used by” date. The Living Legacy methodology has been proven to work with cremated ashes as far back as the 1960’s.
Most people do not realise just how much human cremated ashes actually weighs, about 3 kg. A little-known fact is that trees require a pH of around 5-6 to be able to grow, cremated remains have a very high pH of 12 out of 14. Additionally, the pH of the total salts content is around 2 cups, which is a large volume.
For the ashes to help a tree grow, it is not enough to just balance the pH and salt, the tree still just grows around the ashes to survive.
Human cremated ashes require treatment before they can help trees grow. Just scattering them and burying them, even with bio degradable urns, does not help them grow. The urn bio-degrades and the untreated ashes do not help the tree grow.
Our organic treatment creates micro-nutrients that that help trees grow. This has now been adopted by leaders in the Cemetery Industry because of its proven growth results.
Yes, but it is still not good for them. Large established trees can survive the impact of the cremated remains even with the high pH and salt levels when they are in small amounts.
When ashes are buried it sets like concrete. Although it’s not an environment which plants grow from sometimes they grow away from it to survive. The adverse impact of untreated ash on soil health can last hundreds of years as historic cases have dug up buried cremated remains confirm.
Just like with plants in footpaths or roadway medians, some can survive in a tough environment by growing around objects. The difference with our trees is that they grow from the ashes, continuing the circle of life.
It is suitable to plant the trees indoors or outdoors depending on the species. A lot of people choose to keep them close to home in the backyard or nature strips and verges. For peace of mind and ongoing care, trees can be planted with certified horticulturalists via our Cemetery partners.