Wooden Urns for Ashes – The Personal Choice 

Tree trunk, root wood or painted wooden urns

Anyone who has chosen cremation after losing a loved one wants a very special funeral urn. Wooden urns are a natural, respectful option, especially for those who loved the environment. These can be easily and individually labelled or decorated to ensure they are personalised exactly how you would wish. Our painted wooden urns for human ashes are particularly well suited for storage within funeral boxes called Columbaria. These funeral urns are completely biodegradable and are therefore ideal for use in forest funerals. This makes them an extremely environmentally friendly choice and emphasises a love of nature in which to lay your loved-one to rest.

Our Range of Wooden Urns for Human Ashes

Our wooden urns are available in three variations, all of which are individual and unique.

Untreated wood urns

This choice of wooden urn is simple and sensuous. These are for people who like to see the raw and natural beauty of the wood, without any embellishment. Our tree trunk urn is a great example.

Lacquered or painted wood urns

Our painted urns for human ashes have various shapes and features. The lacquers are shiny and the designs have an elegant effect.

Root wood urns

Root wood urns represent a much more unusual option. Made out of a single root, they are unique and different depending on the plant they are made out of. Hand-crafted, these root wood urns are truly unique and individual as only a loved-one can be.

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Wooden Urns - A Symbolic Option for Your Loved Ones

The circle of life is a wondrous thing, although sometimes it can seem quite cruel when we lose someone we love. However, it gives us hope that death is never the end, but rather the start of something else that is just as amazing in its own right. We think our wooden urns are a fantastic way to symbolise this, giving you something tangible to hold when life might be at its most confusing.

When we die, our bodies return to the earth, whether through burial or cremation. They leach nutrients back into the ecosystem, helping create new life in the form of nature. Trees have a similar life cycle: they grow from tiny seeds into huge, towering creatures, making a home for other organisms and changing the landscape for the better. In the Winter, their leaves drop to the ground, eventually decaying and becoming part of the soil - enriching the ground so that the tree can grow ever taller and stronger. That is why we are particularly fond of our tree trunk urns, since they convey this message by remaining as close to their natural form as possible. And, like all our wooden urns, they can return to the ground along with your ashes, decomposing quickly and efficiently and taking their place in the circle of life. If you are looking for an urn that is eco-friendly and hugely symbolic, then you need to choose a wooden urn.

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Versatile and Unique - the wooden funeral urn

The best thing about our wooden urns is that every one is completely unique. The tree trunk urns, in particular, each have a unique grain that sets it apart from the others. If you walk into a wood-full of trees, you will never find two identical trunks - our urns are exactly the same.

They also work whether you intend to bury the ashes or store them for some time. The qualities of wood that makes it so popular in furniture making are just as applicable for our urns, ensuring they are long-lasting, durable, strong and secure. 

Read more about tree trunk urns here.

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