7 Biodegradable Urns for Land Burial 2021

1. Biodegradable Tree Urn for Ashes

The Biodegradable Tree Urn for Ashes is completely eco-friendly and does not bring any harm to the environment. The urn is completely plant-derived, excluding any glues or toxic binding agents.

This unique urn has been designed to grow your dearly departed into a memory tree.

It is elegantly handcrafted from bamboo, which serves to hold the cremains inside until a location for plantation has been decided upon. The shell could also be used as a keepsake for after the urn has been buried.

Each urn comes with easy to follow instructions and aged wood chips to help initiate the growing stage.

This urn is designed to contain a seed or seedling that you wish your dearly beloved to grow in to and be remembered by. This urn has been created to hold a large amount of ashes and provide enough room for the tree roots to grow. 

For more information please follow the link above and read the full description of the cremation urn.

biodegradable tree urn for ashes

2. Eden Biodegradable Urn for Ashes

The Eden urn is handcrafted using olive stones and bound together by plant extracts. The urn is completely eco friendly for both water and land burials. The extracts contain phosphorus, nitrogen and other nutrients necessary to the development of plants.

It has a natural, olive coloured outer shell with a smooth texture and firm exterior. The aesthetic of the shell completes the Eden look, making it the perfect urn to place in a garden or wooded area.

When the urn is buried within the soil, it slowly begins to merge with the environment. The nutrients from the plant extracts will stimulate the growth of plants and feed the soil. 

Some families plant a tree next to the urn or on top of it, as the minerals will directly influence the growth of the tree, allowing it to develop into an everlasting symbol of your dearly departed.

When placed in water, the urn will slowly dissolve and the nutrients will enrich the environment for sea life to grow and develop. For further details on this urn please follow the link provided above.

Eden Biodegradable Urn For Ashes

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3. Heart Shaped Biodegradable Urn for Ashes - Companion

The Heart Shaped Biodegradable Companion Urn in Floral White comes in two parts and when united, they form a heart. Each side of the heart has the capacity to hold the ashes of an adult, allowing two adults to be reunited with this very special urn.

Using an ancient harvesting technique, bark from a Mulberry tree is sustainable sourced in order to craft the urn. 

The outside of the urn is a gentle textured white, with tiny red flowers embedded in the surface. Inside each segment of the urn we have included a biodegradable ashes bag, ensuring the safety of your loved one's ashes.

Simply bury the urn wherever you choose and it will naturally decompose over time, along with your loved ones ashes.

Heart Shaped Biodegradable Urn for Ashes Companion

4. SandSphere Biodegradable Urn for Pets Ashes - Large

The SandSphere Biodegradable Urn for Pets actually comes in two sizes, small and large, to suit the size of any pet you may wish for it to hold. The two sizes are pictured below. Using a mixture of vegetable minerals and sand, the urn is natural and organic, making it a great choice for land burial. 

As the ashes are released into the soil alongside plant nutrients that contain phosphorus and nitrogen, the urn revitalises the environment it's buried in.

These natural materials have the exact same effect within water and land, making the SandSphere a great choice for a final tribute to your pet, regardless of the setting. If they loved digging in the mud, a land burial is perfect, but if they loved splashing in puddles, a water burial may be more fitting.

The urn will remain solid at home, but as soon as it is buried or comes into contact with a moist environment, it will slowly begin dispersing the contents and natural minerals throughout, naturally melding with, and fertilising the environment.

The SandSphere urn’s shape symbolises the cyclical aspects of life. As one ends, it becomes the literal foundation of new life, taking shape and flourishing again. The bone & paw ornamentation is sincere and heartfelt, and meshes well with the natural theme of the urn.

Sandsphere Biodegradable urn for pets ashes large with small urn

5. Unity Biodegradable Urn for Ashes - Child

The Unity Urn for children is handcrafted using a blend of natural organic materials, including vegetable extracts as well as coastal sand. This urn is eco-friendly and completely biodegradable, being suited for outdoor use.

This urn is organic and will release the ashes into nature through soil in the land or within water. Returning the materials through soil allows for the natural soil to be fertilized and rejuvenate the life growing within the earth, whilst using the urn within water allows your loved ones to be dispersed within the water and become a part of the earth.

This urn has a spherical shape that is symbolically creating a sense of wholeness and completion, representing how this is a beautiful tribute to personify your loved ones meaningful memory at their final resting place.

The urn itself uses a bright, warm colour scheme that symbolises hope as well as unity, as this urn unity in various ways such as this to give off a feeling of harmony and bring peace of mind to yourself as well as your loved one. 

Unity Biodegradable Urn for Ashes - Child

6. Gourd Biodegradable Urn for Ashes with Bronze Memorial Medallion - Large

Gourds are a fruit that grows in the Southwestern USA deserts. Local artisans take these fruits, dry them out and then craft them in to biodegradable urns.

The urn has a piece of drift wood attached to the lid and comes with 25 gram cast bronze medallion which has a symbol of the tree of life engraved into it.

Due to the handcrafted nature of the guard urn, their shapes may vary slightly. This is the same for the driftwood as each piece is unique.

The 7.6cm natural cork top of the urn can be lifted off and your loved ones ashes can be carefully placed inside. The urn can then be closed securely and buried in the ground where it will naturally decompose over time. This urn comes with a Biodegradable Ashes Bag suitable for land burial.

In comparison to other biodegradable urns, this one will naturally decompose but not necessarily designed to be buried, as it is natural occurring shell of a fruit. However, it is a perfect piece to have in the home for a while until you have ultimately decided where you would like to place the urn for land burial.

Gourd Biodegradable Urn for Ashes with Bronze Memorial Medallion on table

7. Lignin Biodegradable Urn for Ashes - Adult

The Lignin Urn is a biodegradable and made from wood lignin, an ecological material extracted from wood and bark. This material is exceptionally resistant to any ecological damage, making this urn suitable for outdoor use, but can also be placed within your home to create a rich, radiant atmosphere throughout your home. 

Due to the urn being biodegradable, this urn can be placed within dry soil, where the urn will naturally biodegrade overtime, allowing both the urn and your loved one to become one with nature.

Made from lignin, this urn is light and has an exterior similar to wood, giving the urn a coarse texture. Spiralling this urn is a vibrant ceramic mosaic, giving the urn an ancient aesthetic whilst also giving the urn a focal point for others to view.

The urn comes in three different variations meaning there will be one urn for ashes which complements the décor of your home. Shown below is the black variant.


lignin biodegradable urn for ashes

We hope this list has given you some inspiring ideas into the variety of biodegradable urns for ashes that are suitable for land burial we have to offer here at Urns For Angels.

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