An idea born from Switzerland
In 1992, Ueli Sauter originated the Memorial Tree burial concept in Switzerland.
Ueli's had a close friend who did not want a traditional cemetery burial and confidentially asked Ueli to scatter his ashes in a Swiss Forest. When Ueli's friend died, the friend's wife and son objected to a scattering because they wanted a specific place where they could go and feel close to their loved one.
Sauter satisfied everyone's desires by providing a tree in a forest he owned as a burial site for his friends ashes. This burial concept, called a Friedwald in Europe, caught on and now there are 58 Friedwald Forests in Switzerland stretching from Lake Constance to the Swiss Alps.
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