From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
29 September 2016
Cremated remains are so salty and alkaline that they can kill trees. After years of scientific trials, which have relied on donated ashes, Living Legacy Forest has overcome this problem. Next month its first client, Dianne Rich, will have her son Ashley’s ashes transformed into micronutrients to be absorbed by a flame tree. She says it is the perfect way to preserve the memory of her adventurous, caring son.
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