Kiri Biodegradable Tree Cremation Urn Kit – American Elm


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Urn with American Elm seed – grows an American Elm tree

The Kiri Urn can be used for people and pets. It can be planted in gardens, parks and forests. It can also be planted in a pot with enough size to cover the urn completely.

The box includes:

  • Biodegradable urn (upper and lower compartment)
  • Seed of choice (between 5 and 10 grams)
  • Fertile soil (300 grams)
  • Packaging with instructions

Please refer to the map and chart to determine whether a tree species is suitable for your geographic location.

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Kiri Biodegradable Tree Cremation Urn Kit - American Elm

Kiri biodegradable memorial tree urn planting kit Plant a Tree, Plant a Story – A noble way to honor the ones we love.

What exactly is a Kiri urn?

It is an urn made from 100% biodegradable material, designed to contain the ashes of your beloved pet and germinate a tree from them. The urn provides the proper conditions for the growth and development of the chosen species, turning the ashes into a tree.

Why use Kiri urn?

  • It presents a creative and innovative solution, being respectful of the environment, a beautiful new way of honoring the loss of a loved one.
  • It is 100% biodegradable and friendly with planet earth. Planting a tree with the Kiri urn, benefits the environment.
  • “A seed must die before it can sprout from the ground.” Many find comfort in knowing that the passing of their beloved pet can contribute to the life of countless animals and insects throughout the tree’s life.

The Kit Includes:

  • Packaging with instructions
  • Biodegradable Urn (Upper and Lower Compartment)
  • A bag with premium fertile soil
  • A packet of American Elm seeds

Ulmus americana, generally known as the American elm or, less commonly, as the white elm or water elm, is a species native to eastern North America, naturally occurring from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. The American elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as −42 °C (−44 °F). Trees in areas unaffected by Dutch elm disease (DED) can live for several hundred years. A prime example of the species was the Sauble Elm, which grew beside the banks of the Sauble River in Ontario, Canada, to a height of 43 m (140 ft), with a d.b.h of 196 cm (6.43 ft) before succumbing to DED; when it was felled in 1968, a tree-ring count established that it had germinated in 1701.

For over 80 years, U. americana had been identified as a tetraploid, i.e. having double the usual number of chromosomes, making it unique within the genus. However, a study published in 2011 by the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA revealed that about 20% of wild American elms are diploid and may even constitute another species. Moreover, several triploid trees known only in cultivation, such as ‘Jefferson’, are possessed of a high degree of resistance to DED, which ravaged American elms in the 20th century. This suggests that the diploid parent trees, which have markedly smaller cells than the tetraploid, may too be highly resistant to the disease (please ensure that this tree is suitable for the area in which it will planted before purchasing)

What amount of ashes can it contain?

The urn’s capacity is 198 cubic inches. This is enough to hold between 1 and 180 pounds of pre-cremation weight.

Where can the kiri urn be planted?

The Kiri urn can be planted anywhere a tree could be planted. This includes gardens,
forests, orchards and pots. When in doubt, please consult with an arborist or other tree expert.

Can it be planted in a pot?

The Kiri urn can be planted in any space with fertile soil capable of containing the urn,
including pots. Please note that over time, most trees would need to be repotted as they outgrow their pots.

Biodegradable tree urn instructions How it works

100% eco friendly.

The Kiri urn is 100% biodegradable and friendly to the planet. If a large part of the population used it, the results of tree planting could help contain and reverse the greenhouse effect.

It contains two built-in compartments, the lower compartment to hold the ashes of your loved one and the upper compartment for the germination of the tree.

It was designed to biodegrade three weeks after being planted, providing care for the growth of the tree during its initial stage.

Its simple and intuitive design makes it easy for anyone to use.

Tip: When planting your urn, be sure to follow the directions for your tree of choice. Proper care, protection and maintenance must be provided to help ensure successful germination and growth. Like all living things, a planted tree is subject to environmental conditions (such as: weather, lack of soil, improper drainage and/or irrigation) and damage (due to lack or protection from feeding animals and/or damage to the tree structure from vehicles, children or other factors)

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American Elm Tree Information:

Germination care
American elm seeds typically germinate shortly after they reach the ground, although seed may lay dormant until the following spring. Seeds can germinate under low light conditions although germination success increases under moderate light. Seeds can also persist in saturated environments for extended periods with little effect on germination. American elm seedlings can establish on a variety of substrates including – moist litter, moss, and decayed wood, however germination is most likely on mineral soil. Early development is best on moist soils but not saturated soils. As seedlings mature their drought tolerance increases and relative to other bottomland species they are intermediately tolerant to complete inundation.

Main benefits
Fiber obtained from the stems is used in making paper. The stems are harvested in spring, the leaves are removed and the stems steamed until the fibers can be stripped. The outer bark is removed from the inner bark by scraping or peeling. The fibers are cooked for 2 hours with lye and then beaten with mallets. The paper is beige in colour. The inner bark is very fibrous and is used in making string and strong ropes. The bark has been used to make various containers, including those used for gathering maple syrup. Wood – hard, strong, heavy, durable, coarse grained, shrinks moderately though it tends to warp and twist, it bends well and is difficult to split. The wood is very durable in water. It weighs 40lb per cubic foot and is harvested commercially for flooring, wheel hubs, cooperage, agricultural implements and many other uses.

Planting care
You can plant container-grown trees any time of year. Bare root, balled and burlapped elms are best planted in spring or late fall. Don’t amend the soil in the hole at planting time unless it is very poor. Add a little compost to the fill dirt for poor soils. Wait until next spring to fertilize an elm tree. Zone 3 – 9. Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil. Tolerances: Dry sites, Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Road salt.

When and where to plant + Ideal climate
Elms prefer full sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained fertile soil. They adapt to wet or dry soil as well. They make good street trees because they tolerate urban conditions, but keep in mind than planting an elm tree near sidewalks can lead to cracks and raised areas. Mulch the tree immediately after planting. Mulch helps the soil hold moisture and reduces competition from weeds. Use a 2-inch layer of light mulch such as shredded leaves, hay or pine needles. Use 3 inches of bark mulch. Water young trees weekly in the absence of rain.

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