Planting Instructions | The Living Urn

The Living Urn

Planting Instructions

For Your Evergreen Tree Seedling (Pine, Spruce or Cypress)

    Delivery:  3 to 10 days after ordering*

    1. Select a sunny location, at least 4 to 5 feet away from any structure
    2. Remove all weeds and grass from a 3 foot circle around the site
    3. Dig a circular shaped hole approximately 12.5 inches deep and about 12 inches wide;  Place the biodegradable urn (not the bamboo cylinder) in the hole to test the depth and make sure the top rim of the urn (with the lid off) is slightly below ground level (1/2 inch or less;  If not, dig deeper or add dirt back in the hole until urn is at the proper level;  Leave the biodegradable urn in the hole with the lid off
    4. Place your loved one's Cremated Remains inside The Living Urn™ (if the remains are already in the urn, please skip this step)
    5. Pour in the entire bag of The Living Urn™ Ash Neutralizing Mix on top of cremated remains
    6. Pour the entire bag of The Living Urn™ Premium Growth Mix into a large bucket;  Next, add into the bucket about the same amount of top soil from the hole you dug to make an approx. 50:50 mix;  Mix the Premium Growth Mix and the soil together thoroughly
    7. Remove all packaging from the Evergreen Tree Seedling;  Lower the tree seedling into the urn so that the top of the root plug (where the root starts and the "baby tree trunk" ends) is just below ground level;  Next, scoop the 50/50 mix from the bucket into the urn and around the roots so that it fills the remaining space in the urn;  Lightly press the soil mix down around the root plug until it is level with the top of the urn
    8. Scoop the leftover top soil dug up from the hole back into the space around the outside of the urn;  At this point the urn should be buried in the ground and the top of the urn flush with the ground level
    9. Lightly water the tree
    10. Add The Living Urn™ Aged Wood Chips around the base of the tree
    11. Water when dry every week or two during the first year
      *If you receive your seedling in the mid-winter or summer months, we recommend that you store the ashes of your loved one and temporarily plant your seedling indoors until the spring or fall when growing conditions are more favorable. To store the ashes, we suggest that you place the ashes in The Living Urn™ and then place the urn in the bamboo cylinder container for safe keeping until you are ready to plant the entire system outdoors. To temporarily plant your seedling indoors, place your seedling in a 1 gallon pot filled with potting mix (a minimum of 6-7 inches deep will be sufficient for a few months of growth). Pots should have a drainage hole in the bottom and a small layer of gravel or stones at the bottom. Use professional grade, soil-less, medium potting mix.  Plant your seedling so the top of the “root plug” (roots combined with soil) is about a half inch below the soil line. Give the soil a thorough soaking after planting. Water whenever the soil is slightly dry to the touch on top.  Avoid short, frequent watering. When the spring or fall arrives, transplant your seedling outdoors and into The Living Urn™ by following the instructions above.

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    For Your Seasonal Tree Seedling

    Delivery:  During the appropriate planting time for your growing area and the tree selected*

    1. Select a sunny location, at least 4 to 5 feet away from any structure
    2. Remove all weeds and grass from a 3 foot circle around the site
    3. Dig a circular shaped hole approximately 18 inches deep and about 12 inches wide;  Place the biodegradable urn (not the bamboo cylinder) in the hole to test the depth and make sure the top rim of the urn (with the lid off) is about 5 to 6 inches below ground level;  If not, dig deeper or add dirt back in the hole until urn is at the proper level;  Leave the biodegradable urn in the hole with the lid off
    4. Place your loved one's Cremated Remains inside The Living Urn™ (if the remains are already in the urn, please skip this step)
    5. Pour the entire bag of The Living Urn™ Ash Neutralizing Mix on top of the cremated remains
    6. Pour the entire bag of The Living Urn™ Premium Growth Mix on top of the pile of top soil that was dug up from the hole and mix together
    7. Remove all packaging from the Seasonal Tree Seedling;  Lower the roots into the urn placing the top of the roots just below ground level;  If the tree you selected has a lot of roots, you can place some of the roots in the urn and some outside;  Fill the remaining space in the urn with the mixture of top soil and Premium Growth Mix    
    8. Scoop the remaining mix (top soil combined with Premium Growth Mix) back into the space around the outside of the urn and on top of the urn;  At this point, the urn should be buried in the ground and soil mix should be flush with the ground level
    9. Lightly water the tree
    10. Add The Living Urn™ Aged Wood Chips around the base of the tree
    11. Water when dry every week or two during the first year
    *Seasonal tree seedlings are shipped in the spring and fall - if ordered from the beginning of April through mid-November, your seasonal tree will be shipped between November 1st and December 10th;  If ordered between mid-November and the end of March, your seasonal tree will be shipped between February 26th and May 30th; Exact shipping dates subject to change due to weather and your local growing area

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    For Plants and Flowers

    Select No Seedling at checkout and purchase your plant or flowers from your local nursery;  Then, follow the simple instructions included with your Living Urn™ planting system to grow a living memory from the cremated remains of your loved one!

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