The Internet at the Speed of Thought

When You Die You Could Turn Into A Tree

at12:51 pm | By

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust…

As with all things in nature, life is a cycle. Plants and flowers are born in spring, grow to their peak in summer, and slowly die come fall and winter. Unfortunately, unlike the beautiful perennials that may adorn your garden, humans only get one shot at their time on Earth…until now.

Straight out of Cinderella’s mother in Into the Woods, one startup is trying to change the way we look at death and make the world a better, greener place in the process. Their idea? Instead of graves, plant trees.

The catch? There are dead humans at the roots.

This company has redesigned the coffin with the belief that death “is not the end, but the beginning of a way back to nature.”

burial tree intro

Source: Facebook @Capsula Mundi

Start the slideshow below to learn more about the advantageous plans of Capsula Mundi and how they want to change our perception of life, death, and rebirth, then SHARE!

The Mission

burial tree 1

Source: Facebook/ Capsula Mundi

According to their website, “Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death.”

The Creators

burial tree designers


Capsula Mundi is the collaborative effort of Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, who are both dedicated to combining material and form with the “emotional impulse” behind a project. Bretzel also states his respect for ecological ethics, which he says mass production rarely respects.