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Q.Using Human Cremains In Soil To Plant A 4′ Tall Blue Spruce Tree In Memory Of A Loved One

Zone 07960-6634 | Anonymous added on July 6, 2022 | Answered

I am wondering if it is okay to mix human cremains in the soil I plan to use to plant a live 4′ tall blue spruce tree in memory of a loved one? If it is okay, approximately how many cups should I use? Also, I live in Morris County, NJ (central New Jersey). Can I plant this tree now in July or what is the appropriate time to plant this tree? It is currently in a large plastic pot and I keep it watered regularly. Thank you for responding to my inquiry.

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Answered on July 13, 2022

Cremation ashes can be detrimental to the plants nearby.

Here's an article with more info:

There are alternative methods to use. Here's an article that will help:

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