Jay planted his father’s Bios Urn® with an Oak seedling in his family´s forest

In Vermont, on a beautiful green mountain, Jay Junker´s father has grown into a beautiful Oak tree. When Jay´s father unexpectedly passed away two years ago, his family did not know what to do but knew that they wanted to reintroduce him to the land he loved, and where he ultimately had planned to live. When Jay discovered the Bios Urn® he knew it was the best choice for his family and for his dad. His family owns 200 acres of natural and beautiful land in the forests of Vermont, and they saw no better place to plant this Bios Urn® than on their special land. Jay ended up buying a Bios Urn®, and decided on using his own Oak sapling, native to the land he was planting it in. Oak trees have significance and are known to be resilient, strong, and abundant.

Peace, tranquility and strength in nature quote reflected on tree background

Quote from a customer who used a Bios Urn.


Jay´s father has blossomed into a beautiful living oak tree in the Green Mountains of Vermont. He expressed that he found solace in having his father planted in a natural setting, one that fit in line with his spirit and his soul. Jay´s motivation was also to create new life, and ultimately because he felt a sense of closure and peace that did not come from planting in a cemetery. While we could write up more, we think it´s best to let Jay tell you what he thinks himself:

My ultimate goal is to place family and pets in bios urns and in the same field so I can always spend time with my family in a place I know and love. Some people go to church, but I find peace and tranquility and strength in nature. Long story short, I never wanted to lose my father, but it is part of life. What I can and did change was where and how I laid him to rest. He loved my family property and eventually planned on living up there, so not only did his dream come true, but I get to spend a lot more time with him then if he was in a cemetery. Thank you for letting me share my story and hopefully people will see and be inspired that even with death, you can create new life and an environment to keep your relationship with your loved one alive and well. In a few years I’ll be able to hang my hammock out there and just swing in the breeze with my dad by my side and watching over me.

Jay planted his father into a Bios Urn Biodegradable Urn with an oak seedling

Jay used a Bios Urn with his fathers ashes and planted it in his backyard with an oak seedling.

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