Monday, March 26, 2007

Cremated Ashes Turned Into ‘Trees Of Life’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The old saying “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” may change to “ashes to trees” if a man in New York has his way.

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 won’t come cheap and estimates it will cost about $50,000 for an entire family to be turned into trees.

He says, “It’s worth the money because the trees are beautiful and will forever remind you of your loved ones.”

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