Human Wald

The most important questions about the EVERTREE® human urn answered

The human urn can only be obtained through funeral directors.
Morticians can purchase the urn through us.
The ashes can be placed by the crematorium in an ash capsule or ash bag.
It is important that both the capsule and the bag must be biodegradable, otherwise the root system of the plant cannot grow through the ash.
Of course, this depends on the nature of the soil, as well as the composition of the soil, the humidity and the temperature. Overall, however, it can be said that the urn decomposes completely after about 12 months
Our EVERTREE® urn is made of a bioplastic granulate which is produced from a coconut fiber mixture. This material, the idea of bioplastic granules with all its properties, is fundamental for our EVERTREE® urn.
One of the many advantages of this material is that the biodegradability of the material used is already certified and can replace fossil plastics up to 100% with materials made from renewable resources. So we don't have to mine any resources to make our EVERTREE® urn.
For burial in a cemetery, we recommend a sapling that has already been grown, as it will be exposed to the natural elements without protection. You are free to choose any tree species, but you should pay attention to the conditions in your region and, if necessary, seek advice from a gardener.
The little tree can be purchased from us or a local nursery or tree nursery.

Of course you can use plant seeds. Just make sure that the plant is also suitable for the region where you want to plant your EVERTREE®.
For the cemetery we recommend a grown little tree.

The EVERTREE® urn can be buried like a normal urn.
The urn grave must be 30-32 cm deep in total. (Size of the urn + 1-2 cm of earth above the urn).
In principle, an EVERTREE® burial can be implemented at any cemetery. The respective cemetery statutes must only allow this. Currently, this is the case at the cemeteries of the Selfkant municipality.
Talks with other municipalities and cemetery administrations all over Germany are in progress. If you would like to have an EVERTREE® burial, please contact the cemetery administration of your municipality. We will be happy to help with our expertise and informational materials.
If you would like to have an EVERTREE® burial, please contact your local funeral director for advice. You are also welcome to contact the cemetery administration of your municipality. We will be happy to help you there.
This varies from funeral director to funeral director. Depending on what he offers and what other services are included and used. Let your funeral director advise you in this regard.
If the cemetery allows it, it is possible in principle. However, the cemetery must then also permit EVERTREE® burial in the cemetery.
In order to make EVERTREE® burial in the cemetery possible, firstly the period of rest and secondly the burial depth of the urn must be adjusted.
Unfortunately, no. In Germany, there is not only a burial obligation, but also a cemetery obligation. The urn may therefore only be buried in a cemetery, which is why the human urn can only be obtained from the morticians.

Every conversation with the municipalities, the cemeteries and the administrations helps us on this way! Feel free to introduce EVERTREE® to us, we will support you in the talks and negotiations.
On our social media channels, we'll take you along for the ride. Feel free to share our content and help us reach even more people with EVERTREE®.
Depending on the statutes, watering and maintenance is the responsibility of the relatives. Depending on the time of year, this may mean a little more maintenance work at the beginning. Maintenance sections are usually carried out by the construction depot of the cities and municipalities.
Some cemeteries also offer a maintenance service.
Of course, unfortunately, it can always happen that the seeds do not germinate for various reasons. This is nature, which, thank God, we do not have under control.
First of all, please do not despair. If it should happen that the tree does not grow, please contact the responsible cemetery gardener directly or also gladly us. We will then try to solve the problem together.
The size of the urn is about 28,5 cm.
Yes, the urn can be buried at any time of the year. However, the plant growth of the tree is very variable. We recommend that you purchase a grown tree. This would allow a tree to already be visible at the funeral service, and it is also much more resilient than tree seeds that still need to grow.
We have also already buried a cherry tree in November - the flowering time comes in spring, but the urn could be buried with tree.
We do not offer cremation ourselves. As with other types of burial, cremation is handled by the respective funeral director.
Here the same applies as with the cemeteries: The statutes must allow it or the cemetery forest must agree.
Just ask the cemetery of your choice and introduce them to EVERTREE®.
The urn grave should be about 30-32 cm deep. (The size of the urn (28,5 cm) + about 2 cm earth above the urn).


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