The Bios Urn Creates Beauty From Death Beth Snyder August 30, 2014 Whether or not we choose to think about it, every single one of us is at some point going to pass away. When that happens, there are numerous ways of dealing with our earthly remains, and without getting into religion or any other controversial topic, I’d like to take a look at one of them that I think is really pretty neat. The Bios Urn allows loved ones left behind to eventually have a living reminder of their dearly departed in the form of a tree. You’ve heard of planting trees in memory of a lost friend or relative, right? This is the same kind of an idea, except instead of just planting a tree to remind you of someone, you plant a tree that includes their ashes. Of course, this all assumes you’ve chosen cremation as the Bios Urn is designed with a compartment for cremains, so if you’re choosing another method such as burial, this won’t work for you at all. But if you have chosen to go with cremation, this is definitely an option. Especially if you consider the environmental impacts of burial, although I won’t go into the details. You can find them easily enough by searching online, and it can be a touchy subject. How this works is you put the ashes in the bottom part of the Bios Urn, then close it with the soil and seed section (which remains separate from the ashes). Then just bury it wherever you want your loved one’s tree to grow, leaving the top level with the surface of the soil. All you have to do from there is water it, and your tree seed will sprout. Eventually, the 100% biodegradable urn will do what it is designed to do, allowing your loved one’s ashes to merge with the soil and your new tree’s roots to form a lasting bond that will remind you of them every time you see it. The Bios Urn is also available for pets, so you can memorialize your best friend with a tree. Tree seeds to choose from are: Pine, oak, maple, ash, beech, cypress, or ginko. Either the human or pet Bios Urn costs $159.99 US. You should be able to bury the urn wherever you choose, but you should check with your local governmental authority to make sure it is allowed. Source: True Activist Share This With The World!