Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

In the last few years, a couple of services have been launched that provide alternatives to the standard bury-Fluffy-in-the-backyard or keep-Fluffy’s-ashes-in-an-urn-on-the-mantle solutions. One of these is Rooted Now, and as a purrmotion, you don’t need to make a purchase; they will plant a free tree in Fluffy’s memory in a local park or National Forest. You supply Fluffy’s info, including a photo and a story about her, and they will plant a tree in her memory in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and others. CLICK HERE to get started. There’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day than helping restore the ecosystem. Rooted Now offers multiple pet end-of-life options to meet each family and pet’s individual needs and desires. Their selection of recomposition services include Fire, Water and Earth cremation.

Recomposition Services

FIRE Also know as traditional flame-based cremation, they offer communal and individual services. The soil is returned to you in a basic Rooted Keepsake and a tree is planted in honor of your pet. The service starts at $100. WATER Also known as ‘aquamation’ or water-based cremation is available in communal and individual options. The soil is returned to you in a basic Rooted Keepsake and two trees are planted in honor of your pet. The service starts at $150. ​EARTH Also know as composting or soil-based cremation, this service is also available in communal and individual options. The soil is returned to you in a basic Rooted Keepsake and three trees are planted in honor of your pet. The service starts at $200. Recomposition Packages All “Individual” Recomposition Services also include a paw print, a unique recomposition ID tag, and a certificate of recomposition. Natural urns made of natural wood and scattering tubes are also available. (Because of the process involved in recomposition, it will take a little longer than the traditional cremation process for the remains to be returned to you.) Don’t forget to sign up for the planting of a free memorial tree!
I ruled out pet cemeteries long ago; my research uncovered too many shady and repugnant practices. All of our cats have been cremated, so we have a stack of urns growing taller all too fast. We don’t want to bury them at our current house; we are likely to sell it when we retire in a few years and move to a smaller single-level home in a more affordable area. I like the idea of trees planted in their memory, and using the recomposed soil to plant a wildflower garden. Especially because I worry that Mr TF will predecease me and I won’t be around to sneak Skeezix and Junior’s urns into his coffin.

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Mousebreath Magazine is an award-winning online magazine that celebrates cats and the cat-centric lifestyle. Editor Karen Nichols is a popular conference speaker and writer, whose current project is The Cat Scout Handbook. She is also the denmaster at CatScouts.com.

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  1. A novel and beautiful idea! Earth friendly, and provides good scratching material for future generations!!

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