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Resources and Information Supporting Memorial Nature Preserve in North America
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A Memorial Nature Preserve is a statement of personal values; it is a sustainable and spiritually fulfilling solution for people seeking to leave a legacy of care and respect for our planet.
An Memorial Nature Preserve, also known as a woodland cemetery, a green-cemetery, eco-cemetery, or natural burial ground, is a place where the body is returned to nature. Native vegetation (often a memorial tree) is planted over or near the grave in place of a conventional cemetery monument. The resulting Ecospace establishes a living memorial and forms a protected wildlife preserve.
Memorial Nature Preserves promote the use of biodegradable burial products such as simple wooden caskets, handmade caskets including wicker caskets or burial shrouds. Memorial Nature Preserve offers an environmentally sensitive burial alternative.