Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions2018-03-19T11:59:48+00:00
What happens if the tree dies?2018-03-07T11:58:29+00:00

The Living Legacy treatment turns cremated ash into nutrients that provide sustenance to the tree for 7 years; which is sufficient time for the tree to establish itself with new seeds and seedlings that live on.

In the event that a tree dies prematurely, one application of bio-liquid to the same area where the tree was planted re-activates the microbes which convert the ash into nutrients allowing you to re-plant a new tree in the same location.

We also provide a crystal keepsake which you can store some of the ashes or some seeds for future planting or for safe keeping.

I have kept the ashes of a loved one in an urn. Can I create a Living Legacy Memorial for them?2018-03-07T11:59:21+00:00

Ashes do not have a used by date, but cremation methods have changed over time.

The Living Legacy methodology has been proven to work with cremated ashes as far back as the 1960’s.

Why are untreated Ashes not good for tree health?2018-03-07T12:00:14+00:00

Most people don’t realise just how much human cremated ashes actually weighs- about 3 kg. It is also little-known fact that trees require a pH of around 5-6 to be able to grow, cremated remains have a pH of 12 out of 14 so without treatment they are a long way off. On top of the high pH the total salts content is around 2 cups so it’s a large volume.

For the ashes to help a tree grow, It’s not enough to just balance the pH and salt, the tree still just grows around the ashes to survive.

Human cremated ashes require treatment before they can help trees grow.  Just scattering them and burying them even with bio degradable urns doesn’t help them grow, the urn bio-degrades the ashes to not help the tree grow.

The Living Legacy organic treatment creates micronutrients that that help trees grow, it has been adopted by leaders in the Cemetery Industry because of its proven growth results.

Can trees sometimes survive untreated cremated remains?2018-03-07T12:01:03+00:00

Yes, but it’s still not good for them. Large established trees can survive the impact of the cremated remains even with the high pH and salt levels when they are in small amounts.

When ashes are buried it sets like concrete. Although it’s not an environment which plants grow from sometimes they grow away from it to survive. The adverse impact of untreated ash on soil health can last hundreds of years as historic cases have dug up buried cremated remains confirm.

Just like with plants in footpaths somethings they can survive by a tough environment by growing around objects. The Living Legacy difference is that they grow from the ashes continuing the circle of life.

Where can I grow my Living Legacy Tree?2018-03-07T12:01:30+00:00

It is suitable to plant the trees indoors or outdoors depending on the species. A lot of people choose to keep them close to home in the backyard or nature strip. For peace of mind and ongoing care trees can be planted with certified horticulturalists via our Cemetery partners.