Seasonal Tree Planting Instructions | The Living Urn

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Seasonal Tree Planting Instructions

Below please find step-by-step plating instructions for The Living Urn with your Seasonal Tree. As always, if you have any questions prior to, during, or after planting, feel free to reach us at or by phone at (800) 495-7022 ext. 0. - we're here to help.
  1. Receiving Your Tree: Try to plant your Seasonal Tree Seedling as soon as possible once you receive it. If you cannot plant right away, you can store your tree in a cool, dark place for up to 5 days. You can even store your tree in a refrigerator (NOT the freezer) if you need to wait a few days.
  2. Prepare Your Tree: Unpack your tree, remove all packing materials, carefully untangle the roots and soak the roots in water 3 to 6 hours before planting. Do not soak longer than 6 hours and do not allow the roots to dry out. When you take your tree out to plant, keep the roots moist by covering with moist burlap or a towel.  
  3. Prepare the Hole: Make sure the location you choose for the tree is at least 4 to 5 feet away from any structure. Dig a hole, wider than seems necessary, so the roots can grow outward without crowding. The hole should be about 3 feet wide in diameter and about 18 inches deep. Remove any grass within a 3-foot circular area. To aid root growth, make sure the soil is turned in the area up to 3 feet in diameter. Shovel back into the hole about 2 inches of soil to make a “floor”. Press on the new “floor” so it is firm and densely compacted.
  1. Prepare the Living Urn®: Remove The Living Urn’s BioUrn® from the bamboo case.  Remove the label and take the top off (you will no longer need the top of the BioUrn®). Carefully and slowly pour the cremated remains into the bottom of the BioUrn® (if this wasn't already done beforehand). Next, pour the entire bag of RootProtect™ ash neutralizing agent on top of the cremated remains (this is found in the Bronze Bag or in a clear bag with a “Ash Neutralizing Agent” label). Gently press on the ash agent to compact it but not too tight.
  2. Prepare the Soil: Mix the Premium Growth Mix provided with The Living Urn® with the original soil from the hole. Set this soil off to the side as it will be used in an upcoming steps to fill the remaining space in The Living Urn® on top of the ash agent.
  3. Plant The Living Urn® and Tree
  1. Water: Next, water the tree and surrounding area generously. Click here to learn more about proper watering.
  2. Add Mulch: After the water has soaked in, spread protective mulch two inches deep in a 3-foot diameter area around the base of the tree, but not touching the trunk.  We provide wood ships but you will likely need some additional wood ships or shredded bark to cover the entire area adequately. Mulch is a newly planted tree's best friend. Click here for more information on mulching.
  3. Tree Care: The soil and mulch around your trees should be kept moist but not soggy. During dry weather in the Summer, water the tree every few days during the first two years. The water should soak into the soil and mulch – you want water to reach the depth of the roots. Avoid watering so much that you see standing water. Click here to learn more about proper watering of your tree.
  4. Important Considerations

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