What if, instead a tombstone on our grave we'd all plant a tree on our grave?

1. That would turn all graveyards into forests. Those forests would be out of reach for all those assholes cutting down our green sources of air and would preserve a better future for our future generations.
2. People die, all the time, unfortunately, but that would mean that the forests will grow forever.
3. Isn't it awesome having a tree grow out of you? Imagine yourself living as a tree for a few hundreds or even thousands years more. Your children would like going to your grave much more, it'd be in a midst of a forest and a tree rising from your (again, unfortunately) remains would be much more personal, than a cold stone.
Don't know how many of you'd agree, but that's the way I'd like to go :)

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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 9:43am


Comments

 
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 8:51pm

And then, instead of carving like a heart and initials on it, carve their name and life span like a gravestone

 
 
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:14pm
Alaxel Says:

Yes, i thought of that, forgot to put it in there, thank you :D

 
 
Thu, 09/12/2013 - 9:02pm
Pcizzlin Says:

Well..Lets make it happen.
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1NTibY/bigthink.com/design-for-good/this-awesome-urn-will-turn-you-into-a-tree-after-you-die?fb_ref=.T9nMt-7MJAU.like&fb_source=home_multiline/

 
 
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 8:53pm
Akhiro Says:

Beautifully put, I couldn't agree more. There's nothing more that needs to be added haha

 
 
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:29pm
 
 
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 3:47pm

I want this to happen to me when I die no coffin so the tree can take my nutrients I want a sequoia growing out of me for sure

 
 
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 8:50pm
Christo08 Says:

They have urns that you can have your ashes placed in that will grow into trees. Not sure what it's called. Google that sumbitch.

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:35am
Alaxel Says:

When i spoke to my friends about this they told me the same thing, but - i somehow dislike the idea being burned and i think that a tree growing from my remains is much more "green" and personal :D

 
 
Sun, 09/08/2013 - 6:28pm
gaeuvyen Says:

Actually it would help the tree a lot more if you were cremated. See due to the high amounts of preservatives in our system from food processing, our bodies slowly decompose, and when it does all the nasty particulates in our bodies are released into the soil. But if you cremated a body, most of the bad chemicals are burned off as CO2 (Which plants actually need to produce oxygen, you see its a symbiotic relationship, we breath oxygen and release co2, plants breath co2 and give off oxygen) And the ashes would be left with all the good nutrients and its easier to get at then a decomposing corpse because its already broken down. It would also be easier to plant the tree and make sure it grows, because you basically use the urn as a planter bulb so the tree immediately starts using the resources you have given it.

 
 
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:26pm
TenaciousD Says:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1NTibY/bigthink.com/design-for-good/this-awesome-urn-will-turn-you-into-a-tree-after-you-die?fb_ref=.T9nMt-7MJAU.like&fb_source=home_multiline/

BiosUrn

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:51am
hhofent Says:

The tree would turn your body into oxygen, so you'd live on in the bongs of future generations.

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:15am
romulis Says:

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2012/10/biodegradable-urns-use-human-remains-to-grow-trees.html

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:36am
Alaxel Says:

Yet, again - burning me when i die causes me to feel a bit anxious, if you know what i mean :D

 
 
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:27pm
TenaciousD Says:

You won't feel a thing you'll already be dead. Cold, but true.

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:09pm
Thoreal Says:
 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:51pm
Alaxel Says:

Kada ti jedno bozanstvo udeli kompliment, znas da si uspeo u zivotu :D

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:58pm
keem44 Says:

this is amazing...graveyards are so depressing...i think trees would make it a much happier place

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:21pm

Bio urns!!! Id rather a field of pot then trees personally but still!!

 
 
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:28pm
TenaciousD Says:
 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:40pm

This made me feel determained.
Let's plant trees.

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:04pm

This is such a brilliant idea, absolutely brilliant. What would be more permanent than a tree? Tombstones eventually deteriorate and crumble, but a tree only grows bigger, wiser. I think this would be the ultimate way to give back to nature.. I see no down sides to this.
I now feel determined to make this happen...

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:08pm
Alaxel Says:
 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 7:03pm

Why do I picture the roots of the trees messing w my casket, maybe uprooting it? O_o Centuries of a trees root disturbing my final resting place? Tree root rape. No gracias!

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:34pm
Alaxel Says:

Why so negative? :D
I don't think you'll mind, your body will be dead for sure and depending on your believes - all kind of stuff can happen to your spiritual self.. But anyway around - you'd be doing a good deed by being a fertile ground for a tree, no?

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:35pm
Xelen Says:

im doing this when i die. i will give life to something else :D

 
 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:18pm
 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:42am
Cayssaday Says:

This is the BEST idea ever!! You gotta make it happen bro!

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 2:02am

one of the best highdeas i have seen in a while. such a great idea just in general

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 2:36am
yasdnil Says:

I'm officially doing this. That is literally the best idea I've ever heard, like fuck a prius, plant a tree

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 10:57am

That's funny shit....'fuck a Prius' hahahaha!!!

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:50pm
Cheshire. Says:

This is a good idea. I like it. But then again, there's a good chance that the human race won't survive much longer, at least compared to how long the Earth will be habitable.. Damned humans and their need for greed...

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 2:06pm
Alaxel Says:

We have to change, and to that we have to start somewhere.. This could be one drop in an ocean of change, don't you think?

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:56pm

This is Genius and I think I will write my will right now and put this in it...

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 1:19pm
wja369 Says:

I don't know if you guys have heard of Ender's Game (the book/movie), but the sequel to Ender's Game is called Speaker For The Dead and it involves a race of intelligent pig-like people who perform a tribal ceremony that involves planting trees in all dying tribe members. They resultantly live in a large forest of "dead people" trees. Supposedly their souls travel into the trees and live on. Awesome book and idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaker_for_the_Dead

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 2:07pm
Alaxel Says:

Thank you so much for this info, i'm sure people will benefit from it - i know i will :)

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 3:01pm
zustone420 Says:

Definately the best highdea I have seen in a while

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 3:03pm
thrax_man Says:

That sounds like a good idea..shit, that's tight. I'm gonna do that. That put me in a good mood. I'm gonna get stoned.

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 3:27pm

I'd rather be planted below a garden of some really dank kush haha

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 6:14pm
Bast Says:

I think it's a beautiful idea. I'd heard about the urns, but your way gives people a choice who, like yourself would not want cremation.

 
 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:59pm
BlackObama Says:
 
 
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:11pm
BLAZE3 Says:

Totally what the Mayans did why you think the brazil rainforest is so awesome

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 1:15am
MrCompton Says:

I want marijuana growing out of me. And every year, on the day of my death, my friends and family will all smoke my bud and celebrate the life I lived!

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 6:56am
Alaxel Says:

Awesome idea man, you just need to be sure police won't come and take it away.. If you're somewhere where ganja is legal i guess that could work :D
In my country something like that is unthinkable

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 10:54am

Seriously! This is brilliant!!! Why aren't we doing this NOW? We're born from the earth, we die on the earth, this is an amazing idea

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 8:32pm
 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:19pm
Alaxel Says:

wow.. that's.. thank you, in a weird way :D

 
 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 9:39pm

thats nice man thats really nice like just thinking about that

 
 
Sun, 09/01/2013 - 5:45pm
Balawski Says:

http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/outdoors/garden/treeincarnation-from-ashes-to-spiritree.asp
Dude, this is like perfect for this. personally, I wanna be a huge ass redwood tree. Or a bansai tree taken care of by the guy who played mr. myugai (the original one)

 
 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 7:53am
DevNull Says:
 
 
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:48am
Climactus Says:

I've read about this! It already exists. http://www.beatree.com/ is a good example