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Environment Ash Caskets

There is different category of ash container that can provide an a different experience to the consecration of a someone’s ash remains.

There is a range of ideas to choose from an ash container that includes a tree sapling that comes in the ash container, or even a container made papier mache that dissolves in water.

We will be adding more items to this category

Urn and tree saplings will provide a simple, unique and permanent living memorial for you to celebrate your relationship and return them to the earth. Simply add the ashes to the urn’s lower biodegradable section, and pass the roots of one of our tree saplings through the hole in the ceramic top section through to the bottom container, and to the earth beneath, find a meaningful spot and plant the tree roots. Over a short period of time, the bottom urn container completely breaks down and the tree roots combine with the ashes giving you a living memorial that is literally being

Choose From The Range Of Environment Ash Caskets

  • £135.00

    Bios Urn returning a loved one to nature.The Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn designed to take the ashes of a loved one and grow a wonderful memorial tree in their remembrance. The urn is manufactured out of biodegradable materials, cellulose, and natural fibres that comes with either a Pine, Beech, Maple, English Oak or Gingko Biloba seed. It is best when using a seed to germinate first, growing it into a healthy sapling before planting with the Bios Urn.

  • £175.00

    Limbo Nu is a beautiful urn designed to cast ashes to the sea in the natural way.It is a biodegradable, water soluble urn made with saline, natural components and sea salt which gradually dissolves into the waves. This will take up to ten minutes in total. To use the Nu Urn take out the water soluble bag and cut the strap, keeping it to close the bag. Place the bag inside the urn and fill with ashes. Tie the bag with the strap and cover with the lid. A small amount of glue can be used to hold the lid in place.

  • £395.00

    The Spiritree is a biodegradable cinerary urn that takes a loved one’s ashes and transforms them into a living memorial tree. The two piece urn is made up of an organic bottom shell and a chemically inert, all weathering ceramic cover. The bottom half of the Spiritree holds the cremated remains whilst the top part keeps them in place and protects from dispersion. When planting the Spiritree, the plant feeds itself from the biodegradable base and calcium rich remains. Eventually the tree will be large enough to break the ceramic cover and over time this will degrade.

Different tree species have different meanings

Choose a tree with special meaning, or reflects their character, or we can choose one for you and maybe fate will have provided the meaning? Please note, if you generalize e.g. write just “Oak”, there are several to choose from and one even comes with red leaves which could be very different to most peoples idea of an Oak tree. If you want a specific species, please let us know at checkout.

Below is a list of trees linked with values, characteristics and symbolism from history. Click on the tree species to find out more.

Values | Characteristics | SymbolismTree
ProtectionAlder, Ash, Blackthorn, Cedar, Eucalyptus, Hawthorn, Hemlock, Holly, Hornbeam, Juniper, Larch, Rowan
MusicAlder, Willow
ChildrenAsh, Pine
HealingCedar, Eucalyptus, Hemlock
WisdomElm, Maple, Pine, Beech
HopeBlackthorn, Leylandii
CourageOak, Birch
FemininityCherry, Hemlock, Rowan
LongevityPine, Yew, Chestnut, Christmas Tree
MarriageCrab Apple, Hawthorn, Oak
EnduranceFir Tree, Maple, Oak, Chestnut
LoveCherry, Crab Apple, Elm, Hawthorn, Lime
StrengthElm, Fir, Maple, Oak, Pine, Poplar, Spruce, Whitebeam, Yew
Good FortuneHolly
FriendshipLeylandii, Oak
GriefWillow, Leylandii
RebirthYew, Cherry, Fir, Crab Apple, Elm, Hawthorn, Hemlock, Juniper
ResiliencePine, Spruce, Rowan, Poplar

Natural Material

In recent years the has been a trend to move to more sustainable and natural material for coffins. They often have a softer look and feel and have no ‘hard edges’ or corners and our coffins have no metal fixing and often ties and fixing are made with the materials itself.

The products that we don’t make in the UK are either manufactured by co-operative associations or are covered by a fair trade agre ements ensuring that all workers and suppliers are treated fairly and work in good and safe conditions.

In line with our strong green beliefs, all of our products are manufactured in the most environm entally friendly way. Our products are hand made from locally materials grown and cropped in licensed p lantations.

English Willow Coffin

The English Willow has been grown in England on the Somerset Levels for many centuries and has the ability to regenerate repeatedly from the same “crown” of the plant for up to 40 years. Willow colour variations are achieved naturally by drying, boiling or stripping the bark.

Bamboo Coffin

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, growing up to a metre per day. The Chinese have a saying that the only way to control its spread is to eat the shoots. Bamboo is also incredibly strong, with a tensile strength greater that that of steel. There is a 300 metre long suspension bridge in South China which hangs from bamboo cables fastened over a canyon; it does not have a single metal nail, screw or bolt in its construction.

Please Note: Panda bears do not eat the species of bamboo which are used to make our products.

Banana Coffin

The banana, believed to have originated from the jungles of Asia, is generally mistaken for a tree, but is actually the world’s largest herb. Their main stem can reach a height of up to 8 metres, though it is not actually formed of wood, but the tightly coiled leaves of the plant. Our banana coffins are made using these dried leaves after the tree has produced its fruit and the stem is cut back each year.

European Willow Coffin

Our European willow products are hand made to by a co-operative of cottage industries in Poland. The willow is a deciduous shrub found primarily on moist soil in cold and temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere. Almost all European willows take root very readily from cuttings or even where broken branches lie on the ground.

Fabric Coffin

These are UK Manufactured cardboard coffins covered with a decorated ‘Pall’ either Fragrant Root or Woven Banana Leaf. Both these options are hand made in fair trade facility in Indonesia. Gives a unique look and very good value.

Fabric Coffin

These are UK Manufactured cardboard coffins covered with a decorated ‘Pall’ either Fragrant Root or Woven Banana Leaf. Both these options are hand made in fair trade facility in Indonesia. Gives a unique look and very good value.

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