Natural Burials

Whangarei cemetery first in existing forest

The new natural cemetery in Whangarei is the first and currently only natural cemetery that buries in an existing native forest. We love this approach – used in many cemeteries in the UK – because it means the grave is immediately within a live forest habitat.

The format does result in a “messier” look to the initial grave – see photo – but the forest floor will soon recover.

The Whangarei cemetery uses most of our burial protocols but has not sought certification. It buries caskets 800mm deep.

Click Cemetery-Information-Pack-Burials-2018  for the Council’s information pdf.

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