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The ‘Bios Urn’ Makes You Into a Tree After You Die

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I like to read a lot and sometimes I come across something that makes me do a double take. I did that with an article about ‘Bios Urns’ and while the concept is a little offsetting at first upon more thought it’s actually a pretty cool idea. The Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made up of coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose along with a tree seed inside. Once a person has been cremated the ashes are placed in the urn and then planted. When the seed germinates the tree begins to grow and, well, you become part of the tree.

You are even offered a choice of what type tree you want to be. I think I would choose to be an Oak or a Palm Tree. I would be an Oak because they are huge trees that are strong and I love the colors of the leaves when they change each season. A would want to be a Palm, have a beautiful view and hang out on the beach all day!

If you think about it this is a great idea. It lets you live on in another form, it’s better than being stuck in the ground or concrete. Trees are good for the environment, they are much prettier to look at than cemeteries, and it might lead to preserved forests. Kinda of a ‘tree cemetery’ if you will.

It’s a pretty neat concept if you ask me. I only have one problem with it. I don’t want to be cremated; I have a fear of being burned (even if I am dead), just seems painful.

What do you think about this; is it something you would entertain doing?

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