Green, Eco-Friendly Funerals
We only have the one planet Earth and here at Evergreen Funeral Services we try to do our bit to be greener where we can. This extends to our funerals and we are proud to offer green funerals alongside the more traditional ones.
Eco-friendly or green funerals have been on a steady rise over the past few years and we are able to provide options such as coffins made from natural materials such as willow or bamboo and biodegradable urns suitable for a variety of uses. Click here to read more about the coffins and urns that we offer.
Our thoughts on Embalming
Evergreen funeral services do not promote embalming as many other funeral directors do. We see embalming as a highly invasive chemical procedure which is usually not necessary. We will only ever carry out embalming if specifically requested or if required for repatriation purposes.
Natural burials are a greener alternative to traditional burials. There are a number of differences between them, in particular that with a natural burial the grave is not usually marked with a traditional headstone and the land is left to grow much wilder, perhaps as a meadow or woodland. At some sites a tree may be planted to mark the grave, some may allow a small stone marker or some may not permit any marking of the grave whatsoever. Only natural, biodegradable coffins are accepted into the plots at these sites.
Further rules for these burial grounds are very much dependent on each particular site and who owns and operates them. It is always important to check the requirements for each specific location. Some burial grounds may allow the purchase of a plot in advance and most usually offer plots for ashes to be buried so even if you are considering a cremation, you still have the opportunity to utilise a natural burial ground in a lasting tribute to your loved one. If you would like any information on natural burials in our area then please do not hesitate to contact us.
How much will a funeral cost me?
At Evergreen we believe that a funeral should be fair and affordable. We also believe in clear pricing which is why we display our prices online where many other funeral directors still do not. We cater to all funeral needs whether it be a simple service or a more elaborate send off.