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The Tree Trunk Urn: The Most Natural Wooden UrnHB28A05 Baumstammurne aus Pappel Holz

When we lose a loved one, the plans for the funeral can be rather overwhelming. More and more people are choosing to cremate their deceased family members, often because it is more financially viable, but also because of the different presentation options that are available. Choosing an urn is a very personal decision, and it can be hard to choose between ceramic, wooden, metal and artistic products. At the same time, there is a new generation of urns known as bio-urns. Made to have a positive impact on the environment, biodegradable urns are becoming ever more popular.

A particularly unique and interesting version of the bio-urn is the classic and elegant tree-trunk urn.

The idea behind the tree-trunk urn

de HB2804 1 holzurne Holzstamm weide Urne aus holz Holzurnen urnen kaufenThe idea was simple: we wanted to create an urn that was both aesthetically pleasing and as close to its natural state as possible. Wood is one of the best materials to use for biodegradable products, but this has been kept as organic as possible. No oils, varnishes or adhesives were used in the urn's production.

Our chosen trees include alder, birch, beech, poplar and willow, all of which have been cut and then stored for two years. A carpenter then hollows out the inside so there is space to store the human ashes, but the outside is completely untouched. This makes for a completely natural finish and an urn that is unique and handsome. 

More than just a wooden urn

Just like every person and every tree, the tree-trunk urn is completely unique. The special form and integrity of the wood is preserved, so that it is as close to nature as possible. The bark acts as both the decoration and protective cover for the ashes, and the natural grain ensures that no urn is the same as another. You could end up with the unique charm of a birch tree or the mossy bark of an alder.

In order to best promote variety and individuality, we offer many different varieties of tree trunk.


Our selection of tree urns

You will find the below in our Shop.

  • Willow wood urns– Gracefully beautiful
  • Beechwood urns - Grown on a world UNESCO site
  • Birchwood urns -  Named the Tree of the Year 2000
  • Oak wood urns – Rustic and timeless
  • Alder wood urns - Popular and stunning.

Wooden Urns for Ashes – The Personal Choicetree trunk urn for human ashes

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.


Why a wooden urn?

The cycle of nature and life can best be symbolised by a wooden urn, because wood is planted, it grows and it falls.

Wooden urns are a personal choice and have one very special property – they feel warm and alive to touch, and not cold like the metal urns, for example. Due to the natural materials involved in our wooden urns, they harmonically blend into the decaying process, which can be a huge relief in the grieving process.

The wooden material represents the warmth of nature, giving one last loving feeling to the deceased. The love that can be shown with a wooden urn is incomparable and therefore more than worthy for the final journey of your loved one.

root wood urn

Root Wood Urns

Root wood urns: a special choice

We have been looking to offer our super exclusive root wood urns for a long time. These clever creations have been crafted from a single piece of burl wood, milled by hand for an extra special personal touch. This careful production ensures the wood's natural properties are maintained for a unique look. We never know how the urn will look until the end of the process, which we think gives each piece a personality, just like the ashes of the person who will be lying inside it.

There is nothing simple or ordinary about these urns. they are full of character and a fitting tribute to the memory of your loved one.

Even after death, a person is defined by their personality and so they deserve an urn that will celebrate this. The final farewell is extremely important to those that loved he deceased and so we see no reason to create standard, boring urns.

We have listed several pictures of our urns, showing the product from all sides. Due to the nature of these urns, we only ever have one of each listed item in stock. It is impossible to exactly recreate the unique urns.

Our root wood urns are made of 100% oiled burl. The natural oils create a subtle woody odour, which simply proves the quality of the product. Of course, the urns are biodegradable and can be used for any ground burials.

If you would like to purchase a root wood urn, take a look at our online shop.

Are you looking for something more specific? Send us a message via our contact Form and we can discuss the possibility of designing an urn to your requirements.


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