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Choosing a woodland funeral

Woodland Funerals take place in beautiful and tranquil settings and are a popular choice for many people.

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Planning a woodland or green funeral

Many people are choosing a woodland funeral as an environmentally friendly alternative funeral that’s kinder to our planet.

Why choose a woodland burial?

Seen by many as a return to nature, woodland and green funerals take place in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Often, people who have planned a woodland funeral are concerned about the environmental impact a cremation or traditional burial may have. This type of funeral can also be more cost-effective, depending on the choices made at the time of planning.

What happens at a woodland or green funeral?

The beautiful woodland funeral and green burial sites that we recommend are similar to natural parks and woodland, however, sites are very different and we can advise you on this.  Metal caskets are not permitted and the preference is for natural, biodegradable burial containers.  Willow coffins, simple wooden caskets, linen shrouds, or environmentally friendly coffins such as the LifeArt range can be used. Memorials such as trees can be planted as opposed to using grave markers and headstones making the whole process a much more natural form of burial. Both sites offer the opportunity for you to arrange a very special funeral service.

Woodland burials and green funerals in the Essex area

Bennetts Funeral Directors offer a full free funeral advisory service for the different types of funeral service which can be held at our Essex woodland and green burial sites. If you need a friendly voice to help you through a difficult time and guide you through this process of arranging a woodland burial then make Bennett’s your first call. We are here to help.

Call us on 01277 210104 and 01277 627492, We are here to help.