In an Australian and world first, Legacy Trees will be launched soon in the South West at the Wellington Conservation Sanctuary.
The sanctuary, located close to Wellington Dam, will aim to provide a bridge from grief to growth for families after the passing of a loved one.
A person’s scientifically and sustainably transformed cremated remains can be infused into young seedlings for planting.
Living Legacy Forest founder Warren Roberts said for many families grieving the loss of a loved one, the law of thermodynamics – that matter can’t be created or destroyed, just transforms, provides immense comfort.
“On a cellular level the person’s elements flow through the lifeblood of the tree and in this way, life continues on symbolically and scientifically,” he said.
The Living Legacy treatment converts ashes into living molecules that help trees grow and creates a final resting place of peace and beauty to honour loved ones, while supporting the environment and helping to provide a habitat for the Quokka and Black Tail Cockatoo.
Living Legacy national conservation manager Adin Lang said they were revolutionising both the funeral industry and traditional conservation funding models.
“Diverting funds destined for concrete intense cemeteries, we’re instead educating families on conservation while helping endangered species by planting thousands of native trees,” he said.
The sanctuary is the culmination of three years of soil science by biotech firm Living Legacy Forest and Bruce Family who bequested the land for Legacy Conservation.
Unlike untreated cremated remains, which were toxic to tree roots, Living Legacy Forest’s patented technology transforms cremated remains into micro-nutrients to provide sustained energy to the tree for seven years – enough time for the new forest to become self-sustaining.
Prices start from $1,950 for your own piece of forest.
For more information visit https://livinglegacyforest.com/
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