Designed to Celebrate Life
The Biotree Urn has been designed to shape a greener planet by changing our traditions from that of graves, to those of forests. Celebrating life with a living memorial in the form of a tree.
Traditional burial is not sustainable, and could cause an ever-expanding crisis globally, damaging the environment and using up vast amounts of space.
The Biotree Urn is made using natural plant fibers and materials that aid in fertilizing the surrounding soil and neutralizing the pH levels of cremated remains, creating a healthy environment for a tree to grow.
By selecting tree species that are harmonious to your local environment, your memorial will complement the surrounding flora footprint and create a living tribute for a loved one who now rest at its roots.
How it Works
Fill the provided biodegradable bag with cremated remains, and place it in the base of the urn on top of the filter. Securely reattach the base of the urn.
Add 800 ml of water to the Biotree Urn and use the provided wooden stirring tool to move the expanding coco peat disk and help it fill the body of the urn.
Plant a seed 2.5cm into the expanded coco peat disk, and add any remaining water. Give the seed time to germinate, watching the watering needs of the urn and tree.
The Biotree Urn can remain unburied in your house for several weeks, depending on your local climate. At any time, or when the urn starts to crack, plant the Biotree Urn into the ground or a pot, leaving the top visible.
Water the tree inside the urn as needed. The Biotree Urn and the enclosed ashes will naturally return to the earth over time as the tree grows.
Visit www.Biotree.earth and go to the Registration tab. Use the included geotag code to mark the location that you plant your urn. An online memorial can be created at the Biotree.earth website.
Every Life is Unique, Tell its Story
Celebrate the life of a loved one with the unique memorial tag included with every Biotree Urn.
The Biotree Memorial Tag can be used to geotag the location where the Biotree Urn has been planted, and an online memorial can be written for a loved one.
Now you can take a moment to appreciate the special moments you shared with a loved one with a simple click from anywhere in the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Biotree Urn made of?
The Biotree Urn is made using natural bamboo and other plant fibers, as well as natural binding agents. The center is a handmade Portuguese cork disk, with a nutrient-rich coco peat disk nested inside the cork.
Can I use a Biotree Urn with old ashes?
Yes, the Biotree Urn is designed to grow a tree irrespective of the age of the ashes.
How much cremated remains does a Biotree Urn use?
The Biotree Urn fits up to 1.475 litres of remains. You can use less if you prefer, and the remaining remains can be stored or scattered as you like.
How long can I keep the Biotree Urn after planting a tree?
After planting a sapling or seed, the Biotree Urn itself can be kept unplanted for several weeks. This provides your family with a period of time to keep a loved one close after saying goodbye.
Can I plant a Biotree Urn in a pot?
Yes, the Biotree Urn can be planted in a pot as long as the pot is filled with nutrient-rich soil to ensure the successful and healthy growth of a tree.
How does the geotag system work?
To geotag your memorial tree, visit biotree.earth and follow the instructions enclosed. View the video below to see the geotagging process explained.
Is it normal for water to leak from the cork divider after watering the urn?
Yes, while the root system becomes established and the cork expands, the cork divider may leak slightly. The excess liquid can simply be wiped away.
How much will the coco peat disk expand?
There’s ample soil in the disk to plant a tree, but if you see the root ball exposed after expansion you should add potting soil to cover the root ball.View the Biotree Memorial Map