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Burial Urns: Burying The Ashes of
Someone You Love
A question asked by many people when considering the purchase of an urn
is "can I bury the urn?" The answer to this question is 'yes'.
There are many different designs of burial
urns available to the public, all of which can be used for the interment
of ashes below ground. It is important to note from the outset however
that there are two very distinct categories of burial urns, these being
permanent burial urns and non-permanent or biodegradable burial
Permanent Burial Urns
Permanent burial urns when buried do not disintegrate over time.
Instead they remain unaffected by natural forces, protecting the cremated
remains inside for eternity. Bronze, marble, ceramic, metal and cloisonne
burial urns are all suitable for this purpose. For additional urn security
it is advisable that all urns be placed in urn burial vaults before the
process of interment begins. Urn burial vaults create a secondary level
of protection for the urn. They safeguard the burial urn and cremains
against accidental damage that may be caused by human activity on the
burial site in the future. Urn
burial vaults also allow more degradable burial urns to be used as
permanent burial urns, protecting them from deterioration over time.
Non-Permanent / Biodegradable Burial Urns
burial urns are becoming increasingly popular in the funeral industry.
The material out of which the urns are constructed are allowed to decompose
over time. This gradually releases the cremains / ashes into the soil,
the material of the burial urn fully degenerating to leave no trace of
its existence. Biodegradable burial urns represent an environmentally
friendly solution for the burial of cremated remains. For the deceased,
biodegradable urns are their legacy to preserve the environment for future
Further Considerations For Burial Urns
Before purchasing a burial
urn it is worth considering where the urn shall be buried. There are
many choices open to you including cemeteries, crematory memorial gardens
and columbariums. Alternatively, you may consider burial in the grounds
of your home or on public land. Please be aware though that some state
or local laws may prohibit this so it is wise to first check.