What is Bios Park? The Bios Park was developed due to the world’s cemeteries running out of grave space. It is a patch of land devoted exclusively to fostering forests of trees grown from the remains of loved ones.
The organization Bios is known for developing a new way to assist people grieve in a way that isn’t very expensive and harmful for the environment like most traditional burial methods.
They’ve created the Bios Urn which is a biodegradable urn that contains a tree-planting mixture. It can be combined with the cremated remains of a loved one or pet and planted to blossom into a tree.
“The tree grows from the ashes, the urn biodegrades leaving absolutely no trace, and death becomes a transformation and return to life through nature,” “On an individual level, it’s very therapeutic in a time of immense grief. On a global level, we are taking collective responsibility for much-needed planetary restoration. We are talking thousands, if not millions, of trees planted every year.”taken from the Bios website
The Bios Urns are viable with 8 native tree species; serviceberry, oak, gingko, crabapple, hydrangea, amur maple, lilac, and sugar maple.