Attorney Mac Truong invented a process nearly 10 years ago that he claims brings back the spirits of dearly departed loved ones by planting trees in a potting soil made from their cremated ashes.
Truong calls the funeral foliage Trees Of Life and hopes the idea catches on around the world so that a big Forest Of Life can exist.
Each tree in the Forest Of Life will be planted in a hole in which the ashes of the deceased are dumped. The tree then absorbs the essence of the dead, making the tree a stand-in for the deceased person.
Truong insists the ash trees are easy to care for, but must be watered regularly so they grow properly like real trees.
And while Truong hopes many people around the world create forests of their loved ones, he says the process wont come cheap and estimates it will cost about $50,000 for an entire family to be turned into trees.
He says, Its worth the money because the trees are beautiful and will forever remind you of your loved ones.
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