In today’s world, not everyone lives in a permanent location – and more often than not, we find ourselves relocating every so often. For those interested in using a Bios Urn, this has been a main question: what do I do with my Bios Urn if I am in a temporary place?
We always recommend finding a safe space to plant the Bios Urn, to ensure the tree has a home to grow and sink its roots in. Some people have planted their Bios Urn in the backyards of churches, on golf courses, and even on Sacred Native American land. Aside from these places, some want to keep their loved ones close. There are a few options which can be utilized to ensure that no matter where you go, you will be able to bring your tree with you – or secure it in a safe place.
Tree Transplantation service
Another option for those who end up moving, but have planted a Bios Urn in a backyard or a similar location, is to seek the services of a tree transplantion company. Many of these companies exist to safely and securely transport trees to a different location, and make sure the tree’s roots are kept intact. For many who live in homes, and plan to move but are worried about leaving their tree behind, tree transplantation is a perfect solution. Nearly any kind of tree, regardless of size can be moved successfully to a new home. Prices for these kinds of services do vary, but start at $100-$450, depending on the size and age of the tree in question.
Tree Transplanting: Do It Yourself Version
While enlisting the help of a professional service is generally preferred, if you have a small shrub or a lightweight tree, you can also transplant it easily yourself. There are many online tutorials dedicated to tree transplanting, which show the best methods to utilize to transplant a tree without compromising the root ball.
In a Planter or a Bios Incube
If you are unsure about where to plant, you can start the Bios Urn off in a suitable planter, or in the Bios Incube Lite. If you choose an appropriate tree species, it can stay in the Bios Incube Lite or in a planter for as long as you would like. Other tree variations, which are meant for outdoor planting, can be kept inside for up to 18-24 months. Starting the Bios Urn off in a planter, or keeping it in one is a great option – as it allows for mobility, and is easy to transport. We do recommend using dwarf size tree species, or selecting a tree which is suitable for containers (i.e Japanese Maple, Fiddle leaf fig, etc.) Need advice on a suitable tree for your house? Contact our support team.
Which is the best method for you? Do you have questions about how any of these options work? Message us and we can help you out.
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I keep wondering what you do if your tree dies? Plant another?
Bios Urn says
Hi Julie! This is a common question and a common concern. There’s many things we recommend to ensure it doesn’t happen:
1. Make sure to plant in the correct season according to your location.
2. Plant common or native tree species which are correct for the soil conditions.
3. If you don’t feel comfortable growing from seed, choose a small seedling or sprout from a local nursery! These are generally a few dollars, and they carry native species.
Aside from these, make sure it is protected during harsh weather. If you have a problem growing, contact us and we will help you out to make sure your tree is successful! In the event you are unable to grow, we will either send some fresh seeds with instructions, or will send a seedling to you if that is preferred.
Hope this helps!
what suggestions do you have for a small or dwarf tree that can remain in a planter outside in the Colorado weather which gets pretty cold in the winter… my daughter doesn’t want to plant “me” in a permanent place, but wants to be able to have something portable that won’t grow to be a huge tree. Thank you.
Is there any issues using this method with ashes in the US?
Bios Urn says
Hi Judy, not at all!