The Bios Urn in Nature

Use and plant your Bios Urn in Nature

• Before you plant your Bios Urn, be sure to buy indigenous trees and plants to ensure optimal conditions for growth.

• Check to ensure you plant during the best season because all seeds and seedlings should be planted during their correct planting season.

• TLC: all living things require some basic tender loving care, so remember to give your tree some, too!


Fill the lower capsule of the Bios Urn with ash (any amount, regardless of how little can be used.) However, the Bios Urn has been designed to hold all the ashes resulting from the cremation process, and its capacity is 5.8 lbs or 2.5 Litres. A crematorium or individual user can fill the Bios Urn.
Thanks to its double capsule design, the Bios Urn locks into place so that a crematorium can give the ash back to you, ready to plant. Once the ashes have been transferred to the lower capsule, close it with the top capsule by sealing it into place (place the top capsule on top, then twist it slightly to the side).
TIP: If you only use a portion of the ashes, be sure to fill the remainder of the Bios Urn with soil from the surrounding area so as not to leave a gap present.

Step 2

Choose the location and plant your Bios Urn. If you need assistance with this, please get in touch with our friendly Team here.
Plant your Bios Urn! Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the Bios Urn. Generally, around 15-16 inches (380-410 mm) is a good depth, with a width of 10-12 inches (260-310 mm). Plant the Bios Urn inside, leaving the soil surface a couple of fingers above the top of the urn.
TIP: water the entire hole before you plant the Bios Urn into it, which will help begin the biodegradation process.

Step 3

Remove the seal from the top capsule, unpack the growth medium and place it in the top capsule. Place the seedling gently, combining its soil with the growth medium and adding on top – of the case – additional soil from the site where you are planting the Bios Urn.
TIP: If the seedling and the soil fit perfectly in the top capsule, you can mix and add the top growth medium and some soil from the site (point 5).

Step 4

Cover the Bios Urn with soil from the surrounding area, and thoroughly water the spot you have planted it. None of the Bios Urn should be exposed; it should all be covered by soil. Plant your urn where you want your tree to grow and take care of it. Always plant the entire urn, which is 100% biodegradable and won’t damage the soil. You can plant your Bios Urn using a tube stock, seedling or shrub, as you prefer. We generally recommend planting during the appropriate season according to your tree.
If you have questions about when to plant your Bios Urn according to your location, please get in touch with us, and our friendly Team will be happy to assist you.
Remember that the Bios Urn can be saved for as long as you want because it doesn’t expire. You can keep the urn indefinitely thanks to the materials used to create the Bios Urn. We recommend storing the urn in a dry place away from extreme heat or humidity to favour its preservation.

Where Can I Plant The Bios Urn?

  1. Private property
  2. Indoors in a planter
  3. In Nature
  4. Green (natural) Burial Locations

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Related Links:

–> How to Plant Your Bios Urn Indoors or In a Container

–> How to Plant and Protect Your Bios Urn Tree over Winter

–> How to Bring Your Bios Urn Tree With You If You Move